RAF expedition on 100-mile march through the Valley

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May 7, 1987Where else could a British Royal Air Force expedition blend U.S. military history with rich, natural beauty? And canoe a famous river? And hike an equally famous mountain range?

Thus, the Shenandoah Trek 1987 was conceived.

For two weeks, three officers and 10 airmen — all qualified long-distance marchers — blazed trails in the Shenandoah Valley.

The team began its 100- mile march along the Massanutten Mountain April 23 and concluded the trek in Winchester Sunday.

Stops included Port Republic, New Market, Luray and Front Royal. 

~ From the public archives of the Page News and Courier

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