3 edition of James River Face Wilderness found in the catalog.
James River Face Wilderness
by Forest Service, Southern Region, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture in [Atlanta, Ga.?]
Written in English
|Other titles||Glenwood Ranger District, Virginia|
|Series||Recreation guide R8 -- RG 129, Recreation guide R8 (Atlanta, Ga. : 1990) -- RG 129|
|Contributions||United States. Forest Service. Southern Region|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||1 folded sheet (8 p.) :|
Outdoors and Sports James River Face Wilderness Area Address Rt. Natural Bridge, VA ; Phone ; City Wilderness Canoe Company. James River Road Natural Bridge Station, VA Eventually, this trail begins to open up to some obstructed but nice views on the ridge. The trail then descends quickly through a series of switchbacks. At miles, you will exit the James River Face Wilderness boundary through a gate and cross Little Hellgate Creek.
This mile Appalachian Trail section is one of the toughest northbound sections in Virginia - you climb, and then you climb some more. The first nine miles are essentially 'green tunnel'. The middle section has several great views. And, the last part is an easy downhill coast to the James River. We did this section. James River Face Wilderness is displayed on the Snowden USGS quad topo map. Anyone who is interested in visiting James River Face Wilderness can print the free topographic map and street map using the link above. The latitude and longitude coordinates of James River Face Wilderness are , and the approximate elevation is.
The hike starts at the Appalachian Trail James River Foot Bridge. Once on the ridge you will have multiple awesome views of the James River cutting its way through the mountains. This has been mapped this as a loop but recommend doing it as an out and back for multiple reasons: The last part of the loop utilizes a rarely used overgrown trail (read ticks), miles is on a paved road, trail /5(39). The james River Face Wilderness comprises 8, acres in the Jefferson National Forest and occupies parts of Bedford and Rockbridge Counties, west-central Virginia. It is about 2 mi southeast of Natural Bridge Station and mi south of Glasgow (fig. 1). Access is provided by U.S. Route , State Route , and the Blue Ridge Parkway.
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AQRV Type: VISIBILITY: Sensitive Receptor: Sensitive Receptor Indicator: Thresholds: Natural Visibilty: For sources generally further than 50 km from a Class I area, the visibility threshold for concern is not exceeded if the 98th %ile change in light extinction is: 5% for each year modeled, when compared to the annual average natural condition value for that Class I area.
The James River is Virginia's premier river for recreation, and The James River Guide is the key to enjoying it, whether you are an angler, kayaker, rafter, or bird watcher.
Twenty-nine locator maps provide vital information on the river, all the way from its headwaters near Iron Gate to /5(12). This is one of the easier ascents to the James River Face Wilderness Area's highest points. The hike starts on the Petite's Gap Road trailhead and ascends gradually using the Sulphur Spring Trail, passing arguably the best viewpoint in the entire wilderness before reaching the Appalachian Trail near the end of the Piney Ridge Trail.
The hike. James River Face Wilderness Area is a protected Class I Area located in the Jefferson National Forest in central Virginia, as shown in Figure 2.
Figure 2: Location of James River Face Wilderness Area An IMPROVE monitor was established east of Natural Bridge. After the James River Face Wilderness Area was established inthe Marble Spring Shelter in that area was removed, and later taken by helicopter to Cove Mountain, near Bearwallow Gap.
Mile – Elev ', Sulphur Spring Trail (south crossing), stay straight on the AT. The scenic beauty of James River Face is one of the most important features of the wilderness. The James River, at the northern boundary of the wilderness, existed prior to the last uplift of the Blue Ridge James River Face Wilderness book.
The uplift of the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains in combination with the downward cutting of the River have resulted in a picturesque gorge readily viewed from the river itself and a State.
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Established inthis 8, acre Wilderness is considered the “Grandfather of Virginia’s Wilderness” because it was the first Wilderness established in the commonwealth.
About a half mile after turning onto the A.T. is a flat area with a sign for an off-trail spring. There used to be a shelter here, but it was moved out of the area after the James River Face Wilderness Area was established in Wilderness National Forest Glasgow £¤ £¤ ¬« UV 35 James River James River Face Wilderness James River Face Wilderness Blue Ridge Parkway Devils Marbleyard Matts Creek Shelter To Buena Vista AT To Lynchburg 6 6 Hickory Stand.
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A mineral survey concluded that the James River Face Wilderness, Virginia, had little promise for the occurrence of metallic mineral resources. Two major rock units in the area do contain large nonmetallic mineral resources of quartzite and shale that have been mined for silica products and for brick and expanded aggregate, respectively.
Moved Permanently. The document has moved here. James River Face Wilderness Addition is a wildland in the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests of western Virginia that has been recognized by the Wilderness Society as a special place worthy of protection from logging and road construction.
Adjacent to the James River Face Wilderness, it extends the wildland opportunities of the wilderness on the east to the Jefferson National Forest Coordinates: 37°34′30″N 79°24′8″W /.
James River Face Wilderness Loop Hike, Octo I have hiked trails in the James River Face (JRF) Wilderness at least half a dozen times in the past 20 years, but never explored all of the trails.
Because they extend in every direction like bicycle spokes, it is hard to do more than one trail per trip, and the distance from.
The James River Face Wilderness now contains a total of 8, acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Virginia. In the James River Face Wilderness became part of the now over million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational.
Get this from a library. James River Face Wilderness: Glenwood Ranger District, Virginia: Jefferson National Forest. [United States. Forest Service. Southern Region.;]. About this Item: The Open Road Publishing Co.: Boston, MA, Hardcover. Condition: Very Good.
Illus., 7 x ", rebound in red cloth with original wraps, front cover affixed to cloth cover (and shellacked), pp, spine ends bumped, ink name of former owner at top of front fly, pp browned and a bit fragile, but SIGNED BY DEEP-RIVER JIM, whoever that was.
A summary of our climb along the Appalachian Trail into the heart of the James River Face Wilderness area. This summary begins at the James River Foot Bridge and covers the Appalachian Trail all. The James River Face Wilderness is an 8,acre area located near Natural Bridge, Virginia that is protected by the Eastern Wilderness Act of Congress to maintain its present, natural condition.
As part of the National Wilderness Preservation System, it helps to preserve a variety of natural life forms and contributes to a diversity of plant and animal gene pools.The rocks in the James River Face Wilderness are shales and quartzites that overlie a meta-igneous basement.
They are folded into a large southwestward-plunging anticline that is cut off on the east and south by an extensive thrustAuthor: C. Erwin Brown, Gertrude C. Gazdik.They settled on the James River Face Wilderness, a steep and rugged tract of about 9, acres just south of Glasgow.
Bowling printed a large topographic map of the area, and they marked trails.