Our road trip down to Southern Virginia was filled with so many fun activities, but I think my favorite day of all was when we started the day with some awesome hiking and finished out the afternoon kayaking (more on that later!).
We planned our hike based around the Sharp Top Trail that is accessible right off the Blue Ridge Parkway (which is a seriously beautiful and scenic route). We headed out mid-morning and drove North about an hour away from our cabin. The weather was seriously perfect hiking weather. We arrived at the parking lot around noon and took off!
Now, please prepare for photo overload. It was just too beautiful of a hike and such amazing views from the top. I couldn't stop snapping... :)
Oh ya know... just hiking to the top of this point:
It was chilly at the start of the hike. Long sleeves required...
Okay, hottest! Time to roll up the pants!
The hike up was really beautiful. Lush greenery, blue skies, and bright sunshine.
Made it! The views were seriously insane. Definitely worth the pretty much vertical hike up.
Then, we took another trail at the top and made our way over to some other boulders.
Not as high as Sharp Top, but still really awesome views.
After we hiked back down the mountain, we were starving!
We drove down the road just a bit and found the perfect little picnic area.
We came prepared with sandwiches, chips and salsa, and some beer!
(Oh, and also our Finding Nemo make-shift table cloth...)
Can't lunch look like this everyday??
Ahh, looking back on this day makes my heart happy.