Mary’s Rock – Shenandoah Mountains
Sitting at 3,514 feet, Mary's rock is an incredible rocky climb but the spectacular views are so worth the effort.
Pondering on the challenges of the trail
SOYLAMAR pondering on the challenges of the Appalachian Trail, Shenandoah Mountains, VA
A Reality Check
The hike up to Birds Nest from Thornton pass the day before proved to be difficult and long, but in retrospect a "cake walk" compared to what we had in store for day two of our adventure.
The First Challenge
After several weeks of preparation, we were finally on our way and at around 5:30PM (an hour-and-a-half later than anticipated) on Wednesday, September 4th, we got dropped off at Thornton Gap and got started on the first leg of our journey through the Shenandoah Mountains.