Weekly Winners – May 31 – June 6, 2009 – Mount Rogers

June 7, 2009 at 9:53 pm 7 comments

Welcome to another late edition to Weekly Winners! I’m tardy again with good cause! I spent the weekend backpacking with my boyfriend and dogs at Grayson Highlands State Park and Mount Rogers National Recreation Area. The area is known for its wild ponies and the beautiful rhododendrons that bloom in early June. Mount Rogers was as picturesque as usual and we could not have asked for a prettier weekend. Enjoy!

Mount Rogers Backpacking Trip 2009 - AT - Rhodos and View
Rhodos Off the Appalachian Trail

Mount Rogers Backpacking - AT - Henry Scouts Out View
Henry Scouts Out a View

Mount Rogers Backpacking Trip 2009 - AT - Gray Pony Looks Back
Ponies at Mount Rogers National Recreation Area

Mount Rogers Backpacking 2009 - AT - Pine Tree Field
Field at Mount Rogers National Recreation Area

Mount Rogers Backpacking Trip 2009 - AT - Ponies and Rocks in Grayson Highlands
Ponies at Grayson Highlands State Park

Mount Rogers Backpacking Trip 2009 - AT - Rhodos Surround Rock
Rhodos at Grayson Highlands State Park

Mount Rogers Backpacking Trip 2009 - Pine Mountain Trail at Sunset - Jimmie Looks Towards Camp
Jimmie Looks at Rhodos Off Pine Mountain Trail

Mount Rogers Backpacking Trip 2009 - Pine Mountain Trail at Sunset - Sunset and Evergreen
Sunset From Pine Mountain Trail

More pictures of our Mount Rogers Backpacking Trip can be found on my Flickr site. Also, be sure to check out more of this week’s Weekly Winners out at Sarcastic Mom!

Entry filed under: Appalachian Trail, Camping, Grayson Highlands, Hiking, Mount Rogers, Weekly Winners. Tags: .

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7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Smoochiefrog  |  June 7, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    I wanna pony. 😦

    Beautiful sunset!

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  • 2. Kristina Rosenbaum  |  June 7, 2009 at 11:28 pm

    Gorgeous!

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  • 3. Katie  |  June 8, 2009 at 11:14 am

    The photos of the ponies are particularly lovely.

    Reply
  • 4. merrymishaps  |  June 11, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    Such pretty scenery. I love the ponies!

    Sorry I’m so late visiting your winners. It’s been a crazy week!

    Reply
  • […] last week, this week’s selection also comes from Mount Rogers National Recreation Area and Grayson […]

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  • 6. Shoeless Wanderer  |  September 6, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    Great photos! My hiking group was there the week after you, sadly missed all the rhodedendron. (spelling? I hate not having spell check!)

    Reply
  • 7. Ashley  |  July 15, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    I was reading an article about backpacking this Virginian reccreation area on the Audubon website and wanted to find out what it was like. Your photos were just perfect!

    Reply

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