Title-new Welcome-2 Big Schloss Super Map 10-20-05-25
This NG Topo map shows an overview of the area
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This updated map (2013) shows our route along the Mill Mountain Trail
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Our brief trip covered 4.4 miles in each direction, with ~2,500 feet of elevation gains and losses
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We arrived at the Wolf Gap parking area at 2:45pm on Sunday, May 27th.
This photo was taken by another park visitor as we prepared to depart at 3:30pm
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We encountered a robust thunderstorm about ½ mile into hike
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There was plenty of lightning with the storm, which passed fairly quickly
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Kathy delights in the local flora after the rain stops
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The Spring vegetation is lush along the trail
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Kathy enroute to our destination at Sandstone Spring
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Ferns cover the higher elevations
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After a great night camped at the spring, Kathy enjoys a bit of morning coffee
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The AireFrame tent, as always, performed well
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We drew our water from the local spring
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Our Kelty Spectra packs sit at the ready
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A quick portrait as we start our day
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Kathy tries Jim's method for toasting bagels
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Our gear packed, we prepare to depart
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A warm Memorial Day at the spring
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We head back down the mountain towards Wolf Gap
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Kathy enjoys the view...
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... looking into West Virginia
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We catch a glimpse of the Big Schloss summit, which we elected not to climb
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This trail along the ridge offered great views to both the right (Virginia) and left (West Virginia)
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A local inhabitant bids farewell
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