|The Peaks of Otter from the Parkway.|
|Purgatory Mountain near Buchanan.|
The views yesterday--a clear, lovely spring day--were simply breathtaking. The air was clean and cool (in the morning) and the views went on and on. At one point, I thought I saw New Jersey.
The hike up Sharp Top at the Peaks of Otter, one I had never completed, was brisk, steep, rock-strewn, difficult and magnificant. The 360-degree view is nothing less than breath-taking, standing there in your sweat.
|This is why we call these mountains the Blue Ridge.|
|Rhododendron in bloom.|
|Leah told me what this was, but I forgot. Beautiful, though, no?|
|Lovers soak in the view from Sharp Top, to Peaks Lodge.|