Another Day on Old Rag

I spent a day patrolling on Old Rag today with Old Rag Mountain Stewards (ORMS).  I’m used to hiking Old Rag in the off season, so hiking on the mountain at the height of the fall foliage season was a bit new for me.

The weather was beautiful.  Mid 60’s, with blue, sunny skies and a light breeze on the summit.  There were scads of people, though I was told that there were more yesterday.  I’ve never had to wait to get through some of the constrictions on the trail before, but there is a first time for everything and today was that day.  I spent about 15 minutes waiting at one place, and another hour policing the area around The Chute.  One gentleman was so grateful for the advice and support of the stewards that he donated $20 to the ORMS cause.

I had a great time though with the other stewards, and though I wasn’t able to get any photos while on the mountain itself, I was able to use my camera to get this cool picture of Old Rag from the main road.

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About Ethan Zook

I'm 27, and happily married to a pretty girl named Melissa with a little boy named Elijah. From the Shenandoah Valley, currently hanging out in Richmond, VA. I love exploring the wild places around the area. I write two blogs; Mountain Ramblings is about my personal explorations in the mountains and valleys that I live around. In Mountain Rescue Blog, I write about issues faced by rescuers in mountain environments both locally and around the world.
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