Blue Springs Gap

For this trip, I did not want to go tent camping.  Jon’s compromise was a Virginia cabin in a secluded area with no water.  But it did have a toilet.  Toilets are not guaranteed in our adventures.

IMG_5524The drive through the Virginia countryside has gorgeous views of farms, horses, and unique houses.

IMG_5578Many of the farms were growing Christmas trees.

IMG_5540Our cabin on Mount Rogers NRA was great (US Forest Service), even if occasionally frequented by zombies.  Thank you, random creative guest.

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IMG_5799We planned to spend some time in the Mount Rogers area, and I do recommend a quick visit to Homer’s Rock for the amazing view.

IMG_5481Those plans quickly changed when we discovered Grayson Highlands State Park.  We were more impressed with this park than many of the national parks that we have visited.  Grayson Highlands has an amazing mix of wooded trails (including a section of the Appalachian Trail), wild ponies, streams for wading, and rocks for scrambling.

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IMG_5753IMG_5816Next Stop:  Where it all began… Continue reading

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