Water Tower where we ended Fall 2009 hike
Starting off the first part of the hike at the Skyland Resort water tank.
ST ready to start day 1
At the junction of the Stony Man Mountain summit trail.
Looking back at the summit of Stony Man Mountain.
Valley view from the cliffs of Little Stony Man.
Stony Man Mountain with Stalking Tortoise
Smoking Sox on a crisp spring morning.
Rocks and ripples on Little Stony Man.
A view of Mary's Rock in the distance.
Getting closer to Mary's Rock (upper left).
Occasional patches of snow remain from the February storms that dumped 3+ feet in the mountains.
Which one is Mary's Rock?
The long and rocky 1200' descent into Thorton Gap.
View near Stony Man Mountain
Stony Man Mountain
View from Mary's Rock down toward 211 and Skyline Drive
The typical Skyline view shot
Road blocked slowing our shuttle
From Bear's Den Mountain
Beagle Gap across the way an open field with deer
Calf Mountain Shelter: Made it to the shelter just as the sun was setting
Desperate for a view...
Snow was gone: Nice rock free trails
A nice sign
First sight of Blackrock hut
Blackrock Hut, with a nearly dried up spring
Deer at Blackrock Hut
Nice hut, but I decided to tent
Never fear Jeff is here... Welcome to Blackrock Hut
Sox munching out at the Blackrock Hut.
It was a good night for a fire
The trail was nicer than the rocks on Blackrock mountain
View from Blackrock Mountain
Another view from Blackrock Mountain
Blackrock Mountain Views