submitted by Jeff Monroe
Five Hikers opted outside on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, taking the Maupin Field Access Road from the Blue Ridge Parkway at Love Gap, passing the shelter, and climbing to the Hanging Rock Overlook in the Three Ridges Wilderness. Lunch was consumed at the overlook, and then the group returned via their same route. Hike leader Jeff Monroe was joined by Marie Moss, Marian Styles, Debra Fisher, and Arkansas visitor Gary Strakshus for the hike. Despite nice temps and sunny skies, there were relatively few hikers on the trail. The group did encounter two fellows with rifles and blaze orange hats on the return, however, and all were glad to be sporting blaze orange as hunting season has begun.