I love backpacking.
It's one of those things... after a while I start to get the itch. I have to hit the trail.
This trip will have been my 5th trip out and I have another one planned this fall.
I have been dying to go to McAfee's Knob but no on was ever willing to make the 5 hour drive.
Finally! I had some takers!
The hike was only rated at a 3/5 difficulty level, and reportably has some of the most amazing views,
so I decided to take the weight and pack my SLR. Was I happy I did.
Oh, I also brought 2 other cameras... My Lomography Fisheye
and my Olympus Stylus Tough (my "indestructible camera")
This was the first clearing we came to
I was so happy to see we were nearing the top!
We have arrived!
McAfee Knob. Check!
After checking out the Knob, we hiked down the mountain a ways to set-up camp.
Jackie and I decided to hike back up to watch the sunset.
It was breathtaking.
This is, by far, my favorite shot from the trip!
I took a lot of HDR images while at the knob. It really helped bring out the details.
The especially fun part was hiking .7 miles back to camp through the pitch-black woods! :)
Edit: Video here
Update: this blog post later got me published on the front of a local VA magazine. Pretty cool!!