Is Wind Rocks the Hike for You?

April 25, 2008 at 9:43 am 2 comments

Wednesday, I squeezed in another quick after-work outing. I took Sean and the dogs up past Mountain Lake and Miniball Hill to the Appalachian Trail’s Wind Rocks. I think Wind Rocks is a great return on investment hike. You get a very nice view just 0.30 miles from the parking lot. Because the stroll is so short, I think it is a good hike for children. In fact, when Penn was tiny, tiny, tiny, this was one of his first outings.

TINY Penn on the shoulders of his Uncle Ted at Wind Rocks

In the interest of full disclosure, I do have to admit that Sean was not impressed. Unlike the the valleys we drove up from, on Salt Pond Mountain the leaves were not opening yet. “Everywhere I look, it’s brown,” Sean said. What Wind Rocks lacked in leaves it made up for in flying insects, which all seemed to take a liking to… Sean.

Between the brown and the insects, Sean concluded that this hike “ruined all that is good about a spring day.”

But…uh… I still liked it. So I guess, like a movie, take the varied reviews into account and make the best decision for you. And you should also peruse previews:

[Brown] View from Wind Rocks

Sean’s silhouette at WInd Rock

Dark Ridges from Wind Rock

More pictures of this [brown and buggy] Wind Rocks hike can by found up on my Flickr site.

Entry filed under: Appalachian Trail, Hiking, Penn, Sean, Wind Rocks.

Meet Mountain Fetterbush Season Compare: Wind Rocks

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Season Compare: Wind Rocks « TGAW  |  April 25, 2008 at 10:01 am

    […] 25, 2008 It wasn’t a coincidence that I went up to Wind Rocks when it was brown. I was seeking out another season compare […]

  • 2. geekhiker  |  April 28, 2008 at 2:25 pm

    The Dark Ridges shot is beautiful… lots of depth…


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