We had a great, long day yesterday. It started with Kris and I spending some time sitting on the deck overlooking the valley and mountains beyond with the dogs.
Then we headed to Trout Pond Recreation Area in George Washington National Forest for a longer hike.
We had picked up a trail map the day before when leaving but it turned out to be completely useless.
We were hoping to walk it chimney rock where I wanted to look for a cache and then head farther to the iron ore pits. The map was incorrect and the distances off but we still had a nice time, although the scenery was pretty much all the same for the entire two hour walk.
Kris was able to astound us with some magic, though.
We decided to have an adventure on the way home by taking a right to Wardensville (we needed gas in Kris’ car) and after taking the back road to the back road for 14 miles made our way to civilization. We ate at The Mountaineer Restaurant, which T loved as he found it Very American. Then we grabbed a few groceries. After showering and settling down everyone was pretty exhausted. The guys napped, I read and then we finished the previous night’s game of Mille Bornes, played a rousing round of Phase 10, during which we discovered that T hates the number 1, and headed to bed.
This morning we were above the fog line,
The plan for today is to hike a mountain, something T has never done!