Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Day 130/365 Hola from The Appalachian Trail

This is Dismal Falls, one of my most favorite places in the entire world. Dismal Falls is located in Bland County, Virginia, a few short miles from my family's homeplace since 1750.

Not too far away from the falls: the Appalachian Trail. In fact, the Falls are close enough to serve as a place for hikers to swim, camp-out, and relax. (In fact, our section of the Appalachian Trail was made famous in a true crime account: Murder on the Appalachian Trail. But that's another story.)

Both Dismal Falls and the Appalachian Trail are located in the Jefferson National Forest, in western Virginia.

Here is a map of the Appalachian Trail:

Virginia is located in the United States, in North America.

Here is a map of Argentina, located in South America:

Neither Dismal Falls, Jefferson National Forest, the Commonwealth of Virginia, nor the Appalachian Trail are located in Argentina.

I'm just sayin'.


  1. Lovely picture. Chuck always wanted to hike the A. trail - but time gets away from one and before we knew it - it was too late. I think there's a lesson there.

  2. I've always wanted to hike it too - but I hate hiking. It's beautiful up there though - and hot,and buggy,and humid-but beautiful. I'm thinking late fall, or early spring would be much better than June/July/August (and why they would have "Nude Hiking Day" in late June -mosquitoes and all - no idea).

  3. Enjoyed your blog immensely. And the comments on voting rights struck a raw nerve.