Fall Retreat at Grayson Highlands- Oct. 13
Friday- October 13th at 6 a.m.
Our venture to Grayson Highlands and Hungry Mother State Parks is dated to see the best of the fall color.
We will hike the, occasionally challenging but worth it, trail to Molly's Knob on Friday.
Saturday we will hike at Grayson Highlands. There is a 5 mile lollipop trail with a small falls on the loop or if we have hard chargers along we can conquer the five hour mountainous walk to Mt. Rodgers and back, the highest point in Virginia.
Either way we will see the ponies and the highland meadows.
Sunday we do a half day paddle on Hungry Mother Lake before heading home.
Our rental house has 5 bedrooms, 7 beds , 2 baths, washer/ dryer, sheets, towels and a fully equipped kitchen.
Four meals will be provided:
Saturday - breakfast and lunch
Sunday - breakfast
The town of Marion, with department stores, grocers and restraunts is just a few minutes from Hungry Mother and 25 minutes from the cabin.
Here is the itinerary:
Friday, October 13th:
6:00 a.m. Departing from Chesapeake.
1:30 p.m. Arrive at Hungry Mother State Park and hike the 3 hour round trip to Molly's Knob
5:00 p.m. Check into cabin in Troutdale.
7:00 p.m. Dinner
11:00 p.m. Lights Out
Saturday, October 14th:
8:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Depart for Grayson Highlands State Park
12:00 p.m. Lunch on the trail
Sunday, October 15th:
9:00 a.m. Breakfast
10:00 a.m. Depart to Hungry Mother State Park
11:00 a.m. 3 hour paddle around Hungry Mother Lake
4:00 p.m. Heading home
The house has been rented for Sunday night as well, for those who can stay.
Whoever signs up first gets dibbs on the private rooms. Two of the rooms have 2 beds and will be shared and three of the rooms have one bed.
We did this trip in 2009, 2014 and 2015. Here are some shots from those outings...