Happy Reunion

Tucked away in hills of Southwest Virgina, is a little gem hike known as The Channels.  This was my third trip out there, but a first time adventure for my Weekday Warriors.

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We have not hiked together all summer.  We took the summer off because of travels, heat, and bugs.  But now the fall weather has arrived and we had the most incredible day!  Blue skies, good friends, and the most amazing rock formations.

The Channels are 400 million year old sandstone outcroppings.  It’s probably best if I just show you.

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When you arrive at the top of the trail, you only need look for the signature fire tower to know you are heading in the right direction.

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Not everyone is aware that there is a fantastic view and a chance to stand on top of another group of rock formations, just to the left of the main hike.  We were happy to have this spot to ourselves while we enjoyed lunch together in the sun.

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There’s also a bit of a view if you are willing to climb up a sandy and somewhat slippery boulder.

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It’s always fun to take hikers to a place I’ve been before.  I get to see it anew through them.  We spent an hour exploring everything, it was a full day, and we all went home tired, but happy.

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I’m just glad to be back out on the trails with my hiking buddies.  They are the best!!

 

17 thoughts on “Happy Reunion

  1. What gorgeous rocks! I’m so happy you’re enjoying early fall weather and that you had a chance to take a group of women with you this time. It looks like a beautiful and enjoyable day. You are surrounded by beautiful places to hike. What a joy.

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