Jan. 28, 2017

Great Channels of Virginia near Abingdon, VA

Hike #5 of #52hikechallenge

We decided the nice weather and a free day meant we wanted a fun hike, so Clay, Kay and I headed towards the Great Channels near Abingdon, VA.

Great Channels of Virginia near Abingdon, VA

There was ice and snow on the way up….

Great Channels of Virginia near Abingdon, VA

but the top bathed in sun, and worth the trip even if you can’t climb the old fire tower.

Great Channels of Virginia near Abingdon, VA

But we came for the channels….

Great Channels of Virginia near Abingdon, VA

 

Great Channels of Virginia near Abingdon, VA

 

Great Channels of Virginia near Abingdon, VA

 

Great Channels of Virginia near Abingdon, VA

It was worth it, 30 plus foot openings, lots of slices to play in….

Great Channels of Virginia near Abingdon, VA

To say Hwy 80 is curvy…

Great Channels of Virginia near Abingdon, VA

on the way back we saw this waterfall on a creek that feeds into the North Fork of the Holston River.

Great Channels of Virginia near Abingdon, VA

 

Great Channels of Virginia near Abingdon, VA

Clay will do whatever it takes to get the picture!

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