Monday, April 28, 2014

50% complete!

That's 50% complete on bagging the high points in each state.  25 down...25 to go (or perhaps only 24 to go if we skip Denali in Alaska, which is a good possibility).

#23 - Maryland - Backbone Mountain - 3,360 feet - an easy 2 mile round-trip hike up an old logging road

#24 - Pennsylvania - Mount Davis - 3,213 feet - another easy 2 mile round-trip hike through the beautiful woods

the geological marker is on top of this rock

looking down at the high point from the lookout tower

#25 - West Virginia - Spruce Knob - 4,861 feet - only a 900ft. hike from the parking lot so we then added a 10 mile hike on the nearby Huckleberry Trail to make it a little more difficult.

I feel slightly (just slightly!) guilty about these easy ones but we deserve it after many difficult high points out west and several more to come.

Shenandoah National Park - We took a quick trip and a quick hike in this beautiful National Park.  A place we definitely want to spend more time at in the future.  So many trails, overlooks and waterfalls.  Skyline Drive runs right through the park.

AT thru-hiker - "PA System" - he's from Mt. Holly Springs, PA - small world!

PA here we come!

Til next time...Happy Trails!

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