Pictures from the 1mi stretch of Old Rag Mountain's summit ridge, and its billion years old granite:
I did my usual clockwise loop (9.1mi, 2450ft elevation gain). Unfortunately, it was 10:00am on a Saturday when I started, so the entire mountain was crawling with people. Literally, every rock seemingly had someone under it, taking shelter from the sun. In order to take the third last photo posted above, I had to wait 30min - not kidding! - because just as I set up for my 'selfie' a family walked onto the rock, and settled down for a snack-break. I didn't want to disturb then and had some time, so I waited silently. In all it took me 6.5hrs to complete the hike/photo-session, but despite the crowds I loved every minute of it.
Last Edit: Aug 14, 2019 8:00:48 GMT -5 by GaliWalker
Nice pics. I figured it would be swarming with folks down there. Planning some trips to the WV/VA border in the fall that should be almost devoid of people, at least I hope.
"Wild country has the power to remind civilized people that out there is a different world, older and greater and deeper by far than ours, a world which surrounds and sustains the little world of men." - Edward Abbey