September 30th, 2016 Well, it’s the beginning of Fall, and that can only mean one thing. Yep, it was time for our annual group trip to Grayson Highlands State Park. We had our largest group ever this year. A total of sixteen people went, along with two dogs. Over the course of four days, we… Read More Grayson Highlands – 2016 Photo Journal, Day One – Creeper Trail Bike Ride
Hiking The Appalachian Trail From Elk Gardens to Creek Junction (And Then Some) Early Saturday morning, Martha, her brother Ed, his son Ed Jr, Wayne, and I, headed out to eat a quick breakfast before our section hike on the Appalachian Trail. The only “restaurant” along the drive from our bunk house to the trail-head… Read More Grayson Highlands 2015 – Day Two
Virginia Creeper Trail Bike Ride And Sunset Hike A group of ten of us from South Carolina and Ohio convened at Grayson Highlands State Park in Virginia, for what promised to be a few days and nights of outdoors fun and adventure. This is the fourth or fifth year that our group has gone, and… Read More Grayson Highlands 2015 – Day One
After our bike ride on the Creeper Trail, we drove to the bunkhouse at Grayson Highlands State Park and unloaded our vehicles. Judging by how much there was to unload, it appeared to me that some of our group were planning to move in permanently. Inside the bunkhouse, we picked our spots and laid out… Read More Virginia Creeper Trail Bike Ride and Grayson Highlands State Park Day Hiking – Day 2
On Friday, five friends from the hiking club and I traveled to Virginia from our homes in Upstate South Carolina. Our hiking club leader, Martha and her husband Melvin, had rented the bunk house at Grayson Highlands State Park for three nights. Our intentions were to ride a 17 mile section of the Virginia Creeper… Read More Virginia Creeper Trail Bike Ride and Grayson Highlands State Park Day Hiking – Day 1
Went to Grayson Highlands State Park in Virginia, Sept 6th through 8th, with some hiking companions. We did the 17 mile bike ride on the Creeper Trail to Damascus on Friday. The next day we hiked about 10.5 to 11 miles along the Appalachian Trail. The hike included the climb to the top of Mt.… Read More Virginia Creeper Trail Bike Ride and Grayson Highlands Dayhike on the A.T.