Fantastic spot that most AT hikers sadly miss.
Deb and I visited this one while traveling NoBo on the AT in 2018.
Tagged on the way to Rogers.
Climbed this as a part of a backpacking loop with some teens from my youth group. As weather often does, it dramatically shifted from spring to wind and sleet and then to a winter snow storm. We ended up bunkered down in our tents under snow and 15 degree temperatures. Woke up to a beautiful frozen mountain. The skies were clear and you could see for miles. It was cold but so worth it.
Nice cloudy, cool day out. Did this on the AT and then on to Rogers.
Played around on the boulders on the way to the Mt. Rogers summit.
And I really like the wild ponies
There are some good rocks for bouldering.
Had fun climbing around on the rocks neat the top of this!
After summiting Mount Rogers, I spent a lot of time exploring other trails in the area. Amongst the areas explored was Wilburn Ridge and the next closest ridgeline. Some maps show "Pine Mountain" as the top of Wilburn Ridge, while other maps do not. I found some rangers and even they began disputing the information between each other. Even several other hikers joined the conversation and gave differing opinions. Regardless of the true highpoint and its name, the area is very scenic and fun to explore.
Great area with some great views. Well worth the trip
Amazing views and beautiful fall day. The last hike I did with my sister who is now fighting cancer.
Climbed this on the way to Mt. Rogers; the entire areas is beautiful as has great views.
VERY strong winds and clouds along the Wilburn Ridge Route to Mt Rogers. Still, great scenery and somewhere I plan to visit again.
A beautiful and surprisingly rugged trail. Followed the ridge on my way to and from Rogers.
I've been climbing this peak since 1986. I try to make it up there at least once a year. It's the prettiest trail I've walked in Virgnia. One of the best in the South. Few others that I've hiked can compare to it, and I've logged thousands of miles.