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Virginia’s Crest Zone: Basking In Moonshine

Pine Mountain and Wilson Ridge command high-country vistas stretching across rock-strewn meadows.

Getting There:

Access the Crest Zone near Grindstone Campground, about 6 miles west of Troutdale on Forest Service Road 603.

Prime Time:

This year, the harvest moon will be on September 13, and other full moons will be on October 13 and November 11.

Guides:

Mt. Rogers High Country and Wilderness map ($3.25) is available from the Mt. Rogers National Recreation Area.

Contact:

Mt. Rogers National Recreation Area, (540) 783-5196.

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