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  Spy Rock, Massies Mill, VA 22976 Here’s one picture of Spy Rock for you to look at. I’ve been there once, completely forgot to take more pictures, and now you’ll just have to wonder about the view, the hike, and if it’s worthwhile or not. (Hint: it’s worth it. I remember loving this hike because the summit is so different. It wasn’t busy whatsoever when I went.) Maybe I’ll go again,… Read More

Once, I said I’d write a follow up on Sharp Top Mountain featuring Buzzard’s Roost. I don’t really know why I didn’t just include Buzzard’s Roost into the Sharp Top Mountain post because it’s not like they’re two separate hikes. Or that Buzzards Roost is even a hike… But this is me following up.   Instructions for Buzzard’s Roost is very simple. Begin hoking Sharp Top At the top of the mountain, turn… Read More

When Noah and I visited Cole (Cold) Mountain, we stumbled (physically) upon this phenomenon all along our walk home. Since discovering it, we’ve since noticed it along many paths across our Virginia winter trips (McAfee’s Knob, Sharp Top, and Sulpher Spring Trail). Upon further research, I now understand it. It’s Needle Ice. This interesting occurrence forms when the temperature of the soil is above zero degrees Celsius (0 °C, 32 °F) and the temperature… Read More

Sharp Top, Peaks, VA 24523 Distance:                                                                                             1.5 miles (3 miles round trip) Elevation:                             … Read More

California is different. Maybe it’s just me, but as a born-and-raised Virginian, there’s just something wide and exotic about California upon entrance, and it remains to be unique even when you’re in a nothing town driving along to an unknown lake. One year for spring break, I made a there-and-back-again trip across the country with one of my college friends–from central Virginia to the Santa Barbara coasts of Cali, then back–all in… Read More