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
can be seen in the distance. Alleghany Mountain
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.