Highest point on the AT in SNP. Calls for a celebration. Too bad all I've got is gorp and powdered hot chocolate. Gloomy and footsore.
I've climbed Stony Man several times. Easy hike up. Nice walk through a decent forest. The peak is a good one with nice views. One of my favorite Shenandoah walks.
Great easy climb, especially early in the a.m. when there are still lots of clouds down in the valley. I try to climb this by myself at ~ 6 a.m. every time we stay at Skyland Lodge for family vacations. It is a very peaceful place. Climbed once with my wife, son and daughter when we stumbled upon a momma Black Bear and her two cubs. Before we could back out of the situation, she fortunately meandered into the fern brush with her babies.
Easy hike with my dog.