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above by way of the Appalachian
Trail or from below by way of the
blue-blazed Belfast Trail. Be sure
to wear sturdy shoes and bring
sunscreen.
Consider the Gems of
Rockbridge Geocaching Trail, a
grown-up version of an Easter egg
hunt. Use a handheld GPS to locate
10 strategically placed caches in our
great outdoors. No one knows what
may be found, but the task is to leave
a token of your own if you choose
to take what was left for you to find.
To get you on your way, here's a GC
code to one of our favorite places:
GC2848G. Happy hunting!
Take the plunge and get out on
the Maury River. After a soaking
rain, the gorge through Goshen
Pass is a popular place to kayak or
watch kayakers in action. It's also a
popular haunt for fishermen seeking
cold-water catches like brown
and rainbow trout. For sun and
splashing, the large boulders of the
Pass are a hot spot for college co-eds
working on a tan.
A favorite section for floating
and boating the Maury is between

Buena Vista and Glasgow. You'll
encounter nine Class II and two
Class I rapids in that stretch, which
is easy going for novice river-goers.
The water deepens and widens as
it converges with the James River,
immediately throwing in Class
III rapids just below Glasgow.
Abandon ship well ahead of that
unless you're prepared for the
action that awaits.
For assistance getting on the
water contact Wilderness Canoe
Company to rent a vessel. They
also offer overnight trips on the
Upper James River Water Trail,
designated a Virginia Scenic River
that includes the Maury River.
Fishing the James can be a
rewarding experience. Considered
a trophy fishery for small-mouth
bass, carp and musky thrive in the
slightly warmer waters, too. Area
fishing guides are a resource to tap
into. They're more than willing to
give you tips on the hottest spots
for bites ... for a fee, of course.
Back on dry land, horseback
riding is a popular activity in and
around Lexington, as evidenced

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