The area where we will be hiking is near the Big Meadows campground, and our trails will pass by the Rose River Falls, Dark Hollow Falls and the site of an abandoned copper mine. Scouts will hike on part of the Appalachian Trail and so will get a good introduction as to what that is like. The hike will afford many good views of the Shenandoah Valley, and will take the Scouts through botanically interesting wetland. During the trek, we will stop at a natural spring, and cross brooks and streams. These will afford the Scouts the opportunity to refill their water bottles and practice water purification methods that will allow them to safely drink the spring water.
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