Monday, May 25, 2009

Heading Home..

through the mountains, after a long Memorial day weekend in and on the mountains..

Monday, May 11, 2009

Chock full of adventure

(and pollen...)

The past 7 days have been just plumb full of adventure... our scheduled whitewater trip was flooded out due to the monsoon rains of of the central Appalachians/Blue Ridge... so we went southeast to the tidewater regions, paddling and camping ... in the mud.... a great week of discovery!
Cap that with a climb-a-palooza on Saturday and a weekend on Old Rag working with and training the Old Rag Mountain Stewards, and... whew!
Instead of a lot of words.. here are a bunch of pics!

Monday, May 4, 2009

About to pop!

With all the spring rain.. the Blue Ridge is right on the verge of exploding! The next few weeks should be uproarious with wildflowers.. the trillium are nearing peak at the lower elevations and even Pink Lady Slipper has been noticed.. we've picked a fair number of merkles, and bluets are lining every rocky trail. NOW is the time to come visit Shenandoah, park your car, and take a hike that will take your breath away!

.. a long forgotten and disused Blue Ridge spring... still flows at more than 50 gallons per minute