Q:

The Best Southeastern Outfitters: Mt. Rogers Outfitters, Damascus, Virginia

I’m a backpacker and gearhead who's moving to Charlottesville, Virginia. What are the best outfitters for me in the Southeast?

Nov 13, 2012
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Mt. Rogers Outfitters

Mt. Rogers Outfitters.    Photo:Steve Hutchinson

A:

Mt. Rogers Outfitters becomes the center of the backpacker universe for a single day each year, during the annual Trail Days festival that’s held every May in Damascus. The town is a popular stopover for Appalachian Trail thru-hikers, and nearly every one of them makes the pilgrimage to this humble shop to load up on equipment and fuel. Mt. Rogers Outfitters also runs a hostel, and operates a shuttle service for bikers and hikers to the Virginia Creeper Trail and the nearby wilderness.

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