Sunday, Funday

Most of our Sundays are spent exploring.  We love finding back roads and getting lost.  Often times we are on a mission to find trail heads, or maybe just looking for interesting roadside attractions, like this one that we found this morning.

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Today, we were looking for an AT (Appalachian Trail) entrance for a hike to Kelly’s Knob.  We also came prepared to hike said trail, having read that it was an easy 4 mile out and back with just 500 ft. elevation gain.  What they failed to mention, was that that 500 ft. gain happens all at once!

Up, and up, and up, we went, until it finally leveled off and gave us some relief.  We met a lot of AT hikers, it’s about that time that through hikers are reaching Virginia.  After about an hour we reached our destination.

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The view was mostly blocked by the trees, but we got a glimpse of the ridges beyond.

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And a solid place for a rest and a snack.

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I was intrigued by this tree, it had a haunted quality to it.

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And the flowers were quite special.

Good hike, no snakes, perfect weather, and I feel great!  Dare I say (i’m back)?  Don’t want to jinx it.

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How do you spend your Sundays?

18 thoughts on “Sunday, Funday

  1. So, while you were going straight up, I was most likely settled happily in front of the fire, crocheting, while it blew and sleeted outside…… However we did get our usual 45 min walk in the morning while it was still surprisingly still and balmy, the quiet before the storm! That tree trunk is just beautiful, it has had an eventful life! I can see a heart made by its branches and or your camera’s perspective.

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  2. Oh, I’m so glad that there were no snakes in your path today. Richard and I had considered doing a big hike this afternoon…but we ultimately decided to have our neighbours over for Happy Hour and a BBQ instead. It’s the thought that counts…right?

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