In God’s wildness lies the hope of the world—the great fresh unblighted, unredeemed wilderness. –John Muir, Our National Parks
Dirt Man and I drove the Blue Ridge Parkway on Saturday. We stopped at a few of the scenic overlooks to view mountains and valleys. I had to get a shot of this tree for Linda as she sometimes gets a little freaked by trees.
This is at the same overlook.
This awesome rock is at the Humpback Rock picnic area. How many faces do you see staring back at you?
Our favorite scenic overlook is Ravens Roost.
From here you get a clear view of both the nearby mountains and the valleys below.
This also a favorite spot for rock climbers.
These guys are repelling. They are tying off to the tree. You can see their equipment hanging from the tree.
Adventure is not without danger. You can see a monument left at the tree base in between the rocks for someone who didn’t make it back up. I think someone was killed back in June due to equipment failure. This overlook is also a favorite spot for hang gliders as well. I’m not brave enough to attempt either of those sports, but I do find it fascinating to watch others.
The clearest way into the universe is through a forest wilderness. –John Muir, John of the Mountains