Category: Trails

Tragedy on the Trail

The Washington Post reports on a horrible murder on the Appalachian Trail in Virginia: Sanchez adopted the trail name “Stronghold.” And by early May, he had made it to southwestern Virginia — 545 miles into his odyssey. Then, sometime early…

Spruce Knob

Enjoying the Views on Spruce Knob

After packing up camp at Seneca Shadows Campground, we headed south to Spruce Knob in Monongahela National Forest. Spruce Knob is the highest point in West Virginia at 4863 feet above sea level. You can drive virtually all the way…

Seneca Shadows Campground

Seneca Rocks

This fall some friends of ours invited us to go camping at Seneca Shadows in Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia. This is definitely one of the most scenic campgrounds I’ve been to. I would definitely recommend the walk-in sites.…

Compton Peak Fall View

View from Western Overlook at Compton Peak

We had some good friends visiting us over the November 4-5th weekend so we went up into Skyline Drive for a short hike (mile up and down) to Compton Peak. Fall color was still really nice the first weekend of…

North Marshall Hike

View from Cliffs at North Marshall (Shenandoah National Park)

Since Front Royal and Skyline Drive gets quite crowded on the weekends this time of year, I took off work early yesterday afternoon to join my family for a little trip. Fall color is still very nice near Front Royal…

Lands Run Gap Fire Road Hike

Black Bear Seen From the Lands Run Fire Road

We took a family hike today down to see the Lands Run Falls in Shenandoah National Park. It’s only about a half mile down from the parking lot near Skyline Drive mile post nine. Nevertheless I was pleased we didn’t…