Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Old Rag Mountain Stewards Training and Quick Ride on Skyline Drive

We spent the weekend at Pinnacles Research Station in Shenandoah National Park for Old Rag Mountain Stewards training in preparation for our upcoming spring season.  It was great to see everyone, meet with National Park Service personnel, refresh our skills, and, as usual at these events, eat good food.  Working with such a driven, yet cooperative group is a true privilege.

During some downtime, Michael and I managed to get out for a quick ride on Skyline Drive.  We started from the research station, which is near mile post 37, or just below Pinnacles Picnic Area and rode south.  Along the way, we passed Stony Man Mountain, Skyland Resort, and ultimately turned around at mile post 44 at Betty's Rock.  Snow still covered the ground in the shadows and it was chilly, but it felt good to get out and stretch the legs.

Pictures (from my phone):
 My bike at an overlook with Old Rag and Robertson Mountains in the background.
 Stony Man Mountain from Little Stony Man overlook.
The highest point on Skyline Drive at Skyland Resort.

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