We had a beautiful day!! Hike leader Kelly O’Rourke joined by Charles Staples, John Sinclair, John Brandt, Grace Niu (from Lynchburg), CJ Washburn, David Crowe, his two sons Nate and Brent, and grandson Emmett (from Kentucky) to make the loop in the St. Mary’s wilderness. We all lunched at the top overlooking Three Ridges and the Priest. David’s group went back and the other five of us finished the 10.3 mile loop. The water level was low so the stream crossings were easy (the down side is the waterfalls are not very spectacular as they are in the spring). We saw some huge mushrooms and enjoyed the peace and solitude of the wilderness.