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Tulip Tree Cabin, just after noon on Saturday
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After all arrived on Saturday, we took a vigorous hike
from the cabin up the mountain to and from Skyline Drive (blue line on map)
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The hike was 6.6 miles long (round trip) and involved almost 4,000 feet
of elevation gains and losses. The elevation profile above shows the one-way statistics.
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This 3-D view shows our path up Crusher Ridge to Skyline Drive
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We began our hike at 3:45pm and reached the Hughes River Gap overlook about 5:30pm
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Jon and Kathy inspect a small black snake below
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Steve and Nicholas have a look
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After a snack, we prepare to hike back down the mountain
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Maggie guards the cabin on Sunday morning
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Cabin fireplace
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Our dining room table
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Kathy tidies up
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The loft provides an extra bedroom
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A pair of queen-sized beds in the loft
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Another view of the sleeping areas
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View from the loft
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The kitchen counter
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A wood burning stove, the cabin's primary heat source
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Photo of the cabin rear shows the back porch
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The spring is situated about 100 yards from the cabin
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But alas, the spring was dry...
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Tool shed on the cabin grounds
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Cook shelter, just a few yards from the cabin
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Cook shelter interior
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A closer look at the barbeque pit
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A safe place for hot ashes
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Marking the path to the privy
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The necessary house
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Jon performs a few chores around the cabin
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Steve, Nicholas, Jim, Kathy, Maggie and Jon prepare to depart
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Nicholas with Maggie
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We stop for treats in Sperryville at "Burgers N' Things"
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A bit of local color
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In addition to the usual fare, B n' T offers bison burgers and hot dogs
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Water-filled Ziplocs are said to keep the flies at bay
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