grayson highlands

A Banana, a Pickle, and a Hot Dog Walk into the Grayson Highlands…

A Banana, a Pickle, and a Hot Dog Walk into the Grayson Highlands…

The Virginia Blues were looming. We spent a night in Bland, VA, to avoid some 40-degree rain, and I wondered if the town's name was an omen of what was...

Nov 9, 2018 : K M
Our First Taste of the Appalachian Trail: Visiting Grayson Highlands

Our First Taste of the Appalachian Trail: Visiting Grayson Highlands

The emotions were overwhelming that day: excitement, anticipation, fear, uncertainty. This was our first time stepping foot on the AT since deciding we would attempt a thru-hike 8 months prior,...

Dec 27, 2017 : The Swords
The Congenial Pony (Or Going Uphill for Telling on Zeus)

The Congenial Pony (Or Going Uphill for Telling on Zeus)

The previous night, the sky seemed airbrushed with the Milky Way. A dozen hikers formed a tent village in the woods around Saunders Shelter under the stars. April in Virginia:...

Apr 21, 2016 : Joe Schmidt
Virginia! Damascus! Ponies Attack!

Virginia! Damascus! Ponies Attack!

Out of Kinkora hostel I hiked a 16 mile day, except I didn't hike a 16 mile day, because 2 miles out and 2 miles back from the Dollar General...

May 7, 2015 : David