Time to replace the filter in my water pump.
Stalking Tortoise adjusts the hiking poles while Smoking Sox supervises.
Smoking Sox ready to hit the trail.
Our shuttler for this section - Buddy (Foxfire, GA - ME '02).
Waterfall near Bryant Ridge Shelter.
Rest break at a switchback on a warm March afternoon.
Climbing Floyd Mountain
A welcome sign after 8.7 miles.
Cornelius Creek Shelter
A shelter with a view
Rolling into the Cornelius Creek Shelter just a few minutes after Tim.
The view from Black Rock. The wind almost knocked me over while taking this picture.
The highest point between southern VA and New England.
Reaching the 4225' summit of Apple Orchard Mountain on Sunday morning.
Sox contemplates the Guillotine.
Is it going to fall on me?
Sunday morning's trail conditions.
Views west from an overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Sign at the BRP overlook.
Sometimes, you look ahead and just know that the trail will go over that mountain in front of you. Yep... the trail went over the summit of Highcock Knob.
The James River Valley
Late afternoon shadows on our way to the Matts Creek Shelter.
A view of Monday morning's climb.
Stalking Tortoise cooking dinner at the Matts Creek Shelter.
Matts Creek on a cold Monday morning.
Approaching the James River Foot Bridge.
The Tortoise steps on the bridge as Sox steps off the other end.
That's Smoking Sox at the far end of the bridge.