This is our 6th summit on the AT. Dy and I think it was the most beautiful, though there is no view from the summit. Perhaps it's because you can't drive to it, like many on the AT summits.
A nice easy hike although the day I did it was cool and windy with fog. It opened up a little bit and so I did see some views. I also saw cattle, wild ponies, and a deer.
Enjoyed this easy hike, mainly because I was able to do it with my father, who does not hike regularly and had never done any backcountry camping before. I would definately recommend this trip to any beginners out there who want to get taste of the Virginia highcountry, and a bit of the Appalachian trail to boot.
The views are beautiful and the high, rocky meadows reminded me of Scotland a bit... Wild ponies everywhere and very tame. Not crowded at all and awesome camping.
State highpoint #11.
The ponies at Rhododendron Pass were a nice surprise.
Bagged this one along my 1995 AT thru-hike. I don't remember anything about it...just that I visited the summit!