Another fall weekend, another exploration of the woods.
This time, the weather was moody. The sky was overcast, and we drove through clouds, up Skyline Drive, in search of a path in the woods to a spectacular overview.
Well. That we didn't find. But the Halloween spook factor was perfect.
(Photos courtesy of Julie, a friend and fellow woods explorer.)
At the top of our very short hike (another quickie perfect for FY Darden students), we reached ... the summit! A glorious view of ... fog!
I do like the name of the top of the hill. Little Calf Mountain, we have conquered you!
Take I-64 west from Charlottesville to Skyline Drive. Head north just a few miles.
Look for a parking lot on your right, with a fence and a nifty "gate" that is more like a V entrance, so you couldn't ride a bike straight through it.
Go through the nifty gate, and follow the path through a pasture upward into the woods.
When you reach a fork in the trail, go left.
We were told by fellow hikers that the right/straight-ahead path leads to Maine. (This path is part of the Appalachian Trail). And yes, we were tempted!
P.S. The hike to the "top" is very short, under a mile.