This is a delayed trip report from my spring adventure to Old Rag in Shenandoah National Park, WV.
I hiked with George (@privong), Katie (@k8tlevy) and Dan (@kakistocrat) after camping at the Big Meadows Campground on Saturday evening. The drive to the campground was beautiful. Skyline Drive is a twisty, windy, scenic road of goodness. Nearly every turn has a breathtaking view as you slowly increase your altitude through the park. Coming from the DC area where the temperatures were cresting 80, throwing a jacket into my pack was an after thought. For the rest of the group who forgot warm clothes it turned out to be a very sorely missed thought. That night temperatures plummeted into the 30's, making waking up and leaving the warm tent/sleeping bag incredibly hard.
I'm posting the video I made for SDO's Launch Tweetup - in case you haven't seen it. I'd like to say again how much fun I had, and a big thank you to everyone who took their time and money and came to Florida to be part of our big day. :)
I haven't written anything in a while. Mostly because work has been busy, and somewhat because I have been busy. I've also been struggling a bit with deciding if I have anything of value to say. I don't have a snarky angle on life, I'm not angelically sweet and self-analytic. I'm more the restless kind, and when I'm not happy with the way things are, I don't write.
So much for dedicated adventure writer and die hard explorer.