Shenandoah’s Tallest Peak

Over the weekend, I climbed Shenandoah’s tallest peak. The tallest peak in the park is called Hawksbill Mountain. While the trail to the top of the mountain is short, it is quite steep. We saw several hikers who had to take multiple breaks on the way up (including me, the Covid after effects are stillContinue reading “Shenandoah’s Tallest Peak”

Longhorn Cattle Of The Highlands

This is my final post about my trip to the Grayson Highlands. This post is about the cattle I saw while on trail. Several of the animals we saw were longhorn cattle. We also saw some other breeds as well. I have tried doing some research to find out why they are there, but IContinue reading “Longhorn Cattle Of The Highlands”

Grayson Highland Ponies

One of the biggest highlights of my weekend was the Grayson Highland ponies. Based on my research, the ponies were originally released into the park in the 1970s. The reason for releasing them was to control vegetation growth on the bald sections of trail. The ponies are considered wild but they did not seem toContinue reading “Grayson Highland Ponies”

Twin Pinnacles Trail

Yesterday, I put up a post about my recent hike up Mount Rogers. Today, I want to tell you about the much easier hike we did the next day. We did a short balloon loop called the Twin Pinnacles Trail. After doing the big loop last Saturday, our legs were too tired to do anotherContinue reading “Twin Pinnacles Trail”

Grayson Highlands & Mount Rogers Loop

My husband and I recently took a trip to Mouth of Wilson, Virginia to visit the Grayson Highlands. We stayed in a lovely¬† Airbnb (which I strongly recommend) that was just minutes from the park. It was a fantastic vacation. On our first full day in the park we hiked just shy of 14 miles.Continue reading “Grayson Highlands & Mount Rogers Loop”

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