|View From Stony Man Mountain|
|Beginning of the Hike|
After we were done admiring the view, Nadia and I walked back down with the Ranger. We did not see any bears on the trail, but the Ranger did show us a log that was clawed by a bear searching for food! Nadia and I both enjoyed this hike and even though Stony Man Trail is self-guided, we were glad that we went with the Ranger because we learned and observed so much more than we would have on our own.
Facts About The Stony Man Trail:
- After Hawksbill, Stony Man is Shenandoah National Park’s Highest Mountain at 4010 Ft.
- You get to walk on part of the AppalachianTrail before you get on the Stony Man Trail
- Stony Man serves as one of the release sites of Peregrine Falcon reintroduction program
- Why is this Mountain called Stony Man? When you look at it from one of the overlooks, it looks like a man’s face – (We were standing on the forehead at the summit)
After we were done with the hike, we continued driving the Skyline Drive to the Dickey Ridge Visitor Center where Nadia was sworn in and earned her Junior Ranger Badge. Yayyy :) BUT! Before we got there, guess what we saw??? A couple of bears! A momma bear ran across the road in front of our car and jumped over the wall. We stopped to look and she looked at us and then all of a sudden her little bear cub came sliding down the tree! It was the cutest thing and happened so fast, I could not get a photo to share. That was a true highlight of our trip. That concluded our stay on the Skyline Drive.
Below is my newest book that is available on Amazon that was written about this road trip along with some added bonuses
Below is my first travel guide