April on Mary’s Rock

Posted: April 15, 2016 at 9:44 am

The few, the happy few

The few, the happy few at the road. 

Despite the treacherous winds that would keep a typical college student under the covers and indoors, four adventurous souls went and tackled Mary’s Rock summit in Shenandoah National Park on the opening weekend of the month. Even with the chilling winds the students hiked on up the peak with smiles on their faces enjoying the open air and wildlife. Once reaching the summit they decided to climb around on the rocks before heading back down to the Byrd’s Nest shelter located right off the trail to eat lunch. Although the summit was windy and cold-ish, the view and company made it a perfect day to go hiking.

Snow clings to the shade

Snow clings to the shade

another from the top of marys rock

View from the top.

The Byrd's Nest

The Byrd’s Nest