Stony Man, Shenandoah NP, Virginia

The weather had turned rather icy, but I thought maybe the recent thaw would have melted the ice cap that permeated everything this last week. I was wrong, once I got to Front Royal the ice was still all over everything. Thus, my plans for a long hike were eliminated. Instead I decided to take a short hike to a place I have been avoiding due to the crowds, Stony Man. This mountain is the highest point in the Mid-Atlantic. I took a bunch of pictures on Skyline Drive which was very pretty with the snow. I'll let the pictures and video do the talking today.

Side view of Stony Man. Get it? There is a man.

My Stony Man Video

Obligatory Signage

GPS registers 4008 feet

Old Rag from Skyline Drive

The icy trail

A fun minivan video

One minor quick note. Virginia allows smoking in its restaurants. It's nasty. Bring your own food and cooking supplies when visiting.

Fond memories of my beautiful beautiful city

According to Men's Health Magazine

Top 10 fittest cities

1. Baltimore, Maryland
2. Honolulu, Hawaii
3. Virginia Beach, Virginia
4. Tucson, Arizona
5. Milwaukee, Wisconsin
6. Colorado Springs, Colorado
7. San Francisco, California
8. Seattle, Washington
9. Louisville, Kentucky
10. Boston, Massachusetts

I love this place.