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'.

3 comments:

  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.

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  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).

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

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