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Tulip Tree Cabin, just after noon on Saturday
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)
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.
3-D path
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
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
Another view of the sleeping areas
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View from the loft
The kitchen counter
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
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