Mt. Rogers NRA and adjacent Grayson Highlands State Park, in southwest Virginia, is one of the most scenic backpacking areas in the southeast, with huge open grassy meadows fringed by spruce trees and rhododendron bushes. Backpacking hiking mileage from the trailhead to camp is around 3.5 miles (with opportunities for some day hiking) and the backpack is rated Easy. Must preregister with Will Skelton at firstname.lastname@example.org. Details online.