|Snack break at Calf Mountain Shelter|
After our break we retraced our steps back to the AT and continued along Calf Mountain to Little Calf Mountain. The view was clear and beautiful at the top but we continued to Beagle Gap and partway up the hill, deciding to stop there for lunch instead of continuing to the Bear Den Mountain tower complex. Chilly temperatures made our meal short and we returned back on the AT, but taking a detour down a fire road near the end of our route to see the possible PATC cabin and land acquisition site, which is currently being reviewed. When we arrived back to our cars after the 7.5 mile hike with 1,284 ascent we were happy to regroup. Marit and Mark invited all of the participants to stop by their house in Crozet for adult refreshments, hot drinks, snacks, and a warm home, and many did so after retrieving their cars. Thanks everyone for sharing the day!
submitted by Marit Anderson