Sign on the bridge letting motorists know they were driving under the AT
Soon the AT turns into the woods and climbs high above the highway and you don't even know its there!
As I was leaving the parking lot three guys were getting ready for a backpacking trip. They soon caught up with me and we climbed the hill together. We were hiking at about the same pace so we struck up a conversation. They were all in their 40s and they've been backpacking together for over 25 years! They used to climb, but they don't anymore. They were fun to talk with and I was kinda sad when we got to the trail to Annapolis Rocks and they kept going!
View of Greenbriar Lake from Annapolis Rocks
After checking out the view at Annapolis Rocks I continued on up the trail to Black Rock Cliffs. The trail was a ridge walk so it was basically flat.
View from Black Rocks Cliff
I continued on up the trail to the Pogo Campsite which was about 1/2 way between Route 40 and the next road crossing so it was a good stopping point for the day, it was also about 4 miles from the parking area making for an 8 mile hike.
On the way back to the car I stopped at the Pine Knob Shelter.
Finally made my way to Wegmans and then home! Beatiful day for our 1st trip of the season!