Hiking Camp Hoover in the snow – this is how people die.

A hike in the Blue Ridge Mountains in western Virginia. Skyline Drive, the road leading to the hike, had just opened back up the day before. That should have been a warning.

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Hiking over level ground on snow that other people had packed down – not so bad.

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JASON IS LEGOLAS!! At least until it got warmer…

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The beautiful scenery that we could see during the brief moments when we weren’t focusing on where to plant the next step.

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At Camp Hoover.

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The snow drifts were really that bad. Of course, we idiotically kept going even after this.

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No one had used this trail before we got there except a hiker with snow shoes. One mile and one hour later, we knew why.

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The fallen tree obstacles. We really didn’t need fallen trees to add to the degree of difficulty.

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The easy ridgeline hike. Right, Jim? Jim?

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The path less taken – for good reason.

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Taking a break so that Jim wouldn’t die.

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As usual, the hike ended with us escaping the trails and walking several miles on the road.

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We survived!

 

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