Hikes and Breweries near Blue Ridge Parkway

 Over Memorial Day Weekend, Jason, Jim, and I decided to do some “easy” hikes around the Blue Ridge Parkway. Jerry, Dave, and John could not go, prompting Jason to label them as “losers,” which sounded very Trump-like, so I suggested giving them all Trump nicknames. Jerry, with his short attention span, should be Jittery Jerry.…

Hiking on boulders on a hot day

The beginning of our Old Rag hike, a popular trail in the Shenandoah in Virginia. The loop we took was about eight miles long. The temperature climbed into the mid nineties during the hike. 2600 feet of elevation gain. Did I mention it was hot?   A nice clear day. And hot. Old Rag is…