Sunday October 18, 2009
The PATC Trail Patrol Wilderness Weekend crew who stayed at Pinnacles Research Station Saturday Night awoke to the FIRST SNOW OF 2009. Today was one of those days when Skyline Drive was in Winter while the rest of the area including Old Rag was still experiencing Fall. Under 200 hikers on Old Rag today. During a more typical October weekend we would have over 1,000 hikers on Old Rag.
A rare blog picture of me in a Shenandoah Winter Wonderland.
While I did Wilderness Weekend outreach on Saturday today I was going to be doing an Old Rag Patrol. This is a sign at one of the Skyline Drive overlooks from which you can see Old Rag on a clear day.
This was the sign at the Thorton Gap entrance station.
Part way up the Old Rag Ridge Trail we ran into a little Red Spotted Newt