Getting ready for the “Roller Coaster”

Just figured out that I’m going to start on the “Roller Coaster”, a section with 10 essentially pointless up and downs over the course of 13 miles.  Northern Virginia is notoriously easy with the exception on this monster.  Jeff Wingard and I start at Snickers Gap going north.  Then I’m back there on day 3 to hike south 10 miles to the southern end of it.  I’m looking for lots of hills to hike at home to get ready. 👣

Here’s the elevation profile from the A.T. guide: 

 

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