Sunday, April 10, 2011

Spring Hike

A bunch of us got together for our Spring hike this morning. The day didn't start out too promising. We have had bad weather here for the last couple of days with lots of rain and fog. This morning was no different being very damp and foggy. But as we gained elevation the fog lightened and by the time we reached the top of the mountain we were in full sunshine. But has we looked out across the valleys on both sides they were still totally covered in fog with only the distance peaks extending out of the fog. The ridge we hiked didn't have a lot of openings to get pictures from but below are some of the better shots. You can check out this post to see what the valley usually looks like without the fog...Fall Hike.

The first three pics are looking to the south and southeast. The closer ridges are the top of the Massanuttten and the peaks in the distance are the Blue Ridge. The rest of the valley is covered in sea of thick fog.


































This pic is looking to the north. Lairds Knob is raising above the fog on the right hand side.
The tops of the Alleghany Mountain can be seen in the distance.
















The next two shots are looking to the east into the valley in Page County with the peaks of the Blue Ridge off in the distance.

















We got back out of the mountains in the early afternoon and the fog was gone from the valley. The first shot is of Lairds Knob reflecting in a pond at the base of the mountain and the second is the southern end of the Massanutten range.

















Overall a day that started out without much promise turned into a pretty enjoyable day.

10 comments:

texwisgirl said...

big difference from your top photos to the ones from fall. that's some pretty thick fog, alright. the bottom ones with the reflections are wonderful! i like your non-trail cam shots too!

Dawn said...

Absolutely stunning. Were you standing on top of the world in those first shots? It made me want to jump right into the clouds;)

Trailblazer said...

Beauty!

Wish I lived in the mountains!

Farmchick said...

Great pictures of the fog, which can be hard to capture!

Karen Thomason/Gordon Setter Crossing said...

Beatiful shots there Joe. I particularly like the composure of the the one that's titled "looking in Page County with the peaks of the Blue Ridge Mt. off in the distance. Really nice!!

LB @ BulletsandBiscuits said...

I love, love the fog in these photos. Great photos!.... and that last one....my oh my, how serene

Rachel said...

Beautiful pictures of our beloved valley!

Allison said...

Really gorgeous vistas! Thanks for this tour! It really picked me up this morning.

Vintage West said...

What a great view, looks like the top of the world and lovely reflections!

Kerri said...

Beautiful captures! LOVE those foggy mountains!