Here’s a comprehensive blog post of our trip from South Carolina to Maine and back.
2017 has been an amazing year of me getting to explore across the United States.
Our first stop was to the Grayson Highlands in Virginia.
Sunday morning got up bright and early to start our hike to Mt Rodgers, roughly a 10 mile round trip hike.
It was so cold that morning and we both thought the weather was going to be like that for the entire trip! In reality, turns out that the majority of our trip we’d have fairly decent weather and this was the coldest.
It was an overcast foggy morning but as we continued to climb higher, the sun cleared the skies to show some amazing landscape. At 5,729 feet of elevation it was a lot of fun getting to see a different type of forest (SC’s high point being 3500 ft). Plus the hike was along the Appalachian Trail making it the second time I hiked on it this year.
We got to see the famous ponies, which of course was a highlight for me. Could not have asked for a better start to our trip!
Next up is McAfee Knob, which was only 3-4 hours of driving so we enjoyed Damascus VA for a little while. I highly recommend visiting the Damascus Brewery if you ever head up that way.
Happy Adventures and enjoy the photos 🙂
We started the day with a 6:30 am hike up McAfee Knob. We’d originally wanted to catch the sunrise but with the overcast day we decided we’d sleep in a little longer.
Headlamps ready we made the trek up. Even with the overcast weather, the view was still gorgeous at the top and definitely worth the hike.
From here we made our way to Shenandoah National Park. It took us two days to drive through Shenandoah (we stopped halfway to enjoy it) and made it to the Long Trail Inn in Vermont at the end of Day 3.
After enjoying our time at the Long Trail Inn we made it to Maine!
Our first stop was Mt. Mansfield and it was a gorgeous day. Still cannot believe the coldest morning we’d had so far was our first day in Virginia.