We hiked today in our role as volunteer trail hosts at Staunton. The weather was cloudy and cold with temperatures hovering in the single digits. Needless to say the park was not very crowded. In fact, when we arrived we were the first car in the parking lot. So, instead of trail hosting we decided to hike into the back country to provide the park staff with up to date trail conditions so the park’s Web site could be updated.
Just above the old mill there are some really neat rocks. I am surprised the local climber community hasn’t started climbing here yet.
Overall, we ran into only two other hikers on our 7.6 mile trek. What a great experience! We decided that hiking during less than ideal weather days is a lot more fun than those picture perfect days when the huge crowds come out.