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2-3 day Appalachian Trail trek (in the VA-MD-WV-PA area)

I’m looking for one or more fun-loving hikers to join me on a 2-3 day hike on the Appalachian Trail. I’m in Washington, DC, so I can most easily get to VA, MD, WV, and PA sections of the trail. I don’t like to hike out-and-back if I can avoid it, so I’m hoping to use two cars (I have one), and leave one at the endpoint to allow us to do a one-way hike. I’m not looking to break any land speed records, but I’d like to cover a decent amount of ground. Probably about 12-15 miles a day. I’ve tried to cover ~18 miles/day on the AT in this area and found it to be difficult to maintain.

Possible routes include:
Thornton Gap, VA to Linden, VA (where VA-55/I-66 crosses the AT):
Offset (miles) Milestone
0.0 US211-Thornton Gap, VA
1.2 Pass Mountain Hut Side Trail, VA
8.6 Elkwallow Gap-Mile 23.9 SNP, VA
10.7 Tuscarora Trail S JCT, VA
14.3 Gravel Springs Hut Side Trail, VA
24.8 Tom Floyd Wayside, VA
27.7 US522-Front Royal, VA
32.9 Jim and Mary Denton Shelter, VA
35.9 VA55-Linden, VA

or,
Harper’s Ferry, WV to the PA-MD State Line:
Offset Milestone
0.0 ATC Side Trail, WV
0.7 Maryland-West Virginia Line
7.0 Ed Garvey Shelter, MD
11.1 Crampton Gap Shelter Side Trail, MD
16.1 Rocky Run Shelter Side Trail, MD
23.0 I70 Footbridge-US40, MD
23.6 Pine Knob Shelter, MD
31.8 Ensign Cowall Shelter, MD
36.7 Raven Rock Shelter, MD
41.6 Pennsylvania-Maryland Line

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