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June 2013

The Great Plains

I snaked my way off the western slopes of the Blue Ridge mountains and headed through West Virginia for a stopover and visit with my brother Bob, a retired football coach in Dayton, Ohio. He and many of his cronies were taking part in a Golf Scramble and I was …

Apple Orchard Mountain, Appalachian Trail; Virginia. After completing a moderately difficult hike on the boulder strewn trail, I am perched on a rock outcropping overlooking the Shenandoah Valley. My view is unique in that I am above a sinister mass of swirling and darkening clouds approaching from the west that …