Route Climbed: Panorama Resturant Date Climbed: November 5, 2005
This climb was well worth the view. Even on a nice day like today -- 68-70 degrees -- the summit was not as crowded as I bet Old Rag was; about 10 - 12 people and 3-4 dogs at any time during my 45 minute visit. Fall colors were a bit past their peak, but spent time watching the falcons or hawks - - there was some debate among the watchers.
The southern portion of the park was still closed due to fresh snow. So I did this hike on a whim. Easy hike, with fresh fallen snow and thick fog. No view at the top due to the fog, unfortunately. Boulders were icy.
Route Climbed: Panorama Restaurant - Appalachain Trail Date Climbed: 6/30/04
1,210 feet up to the summit in just under 2 miles. It took me about 35 minutes to get to the top, but another 10 to get the courage to hit the real summit which is a bit further in, and required some class 2 boulder negotiation. Alas, the USGS marker and much better views awaited me on the real summit.