July 8, 2014

Mary's Rock, 2004

Meadow Spring Parking Lot, September 2004

Yesterday I posted photographs that my parents took in August 1941 on the summit of Mary's Rock in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Today I was organizing some photo CD's and I happened across one that contained my 2004 pictures from our hike to Mary's Rock. This was the expedition that my sister and I organized in order to scatter our parents' ashes as my mother had requested.

We took the shorter route to Mary's Rock, which is about 2.8 miles round-trip from Meadow Spring Parking Area on Skyline Drive. It's a fairly steep hike but the trail is well-marked.

My Daughter Marie on the Appalachian Trail

The View from the Summit

Yes, I Look Ridiculous in my Cooling Bandana.

Marie and Peggy — Elevation 3,514 Feet

Peggy Came Prepared With Flowers to Scatter

Linking to: Our World Tuesday


  1. The view from the summit is awesome! And you look cool under that bandana:)

  2. Nice place to have your ashes scattered

  3. a nice moment shared with family.

  4. Oh man... I don't knnow that I would want to sit on that huge rock looking down. I would probably fall over.

  5. This post (and the previous one) is very poignant. It was good of you to fulfill your mother's wish. It's obvious Mary's Rock was a special place to your mother.

  6. Breathtaking views from there. I'd be happy hiking that trail.

  7. Nice trail. What a lovely thing to do to remember your parents.

  8. I am not familiar with Mary's Rock. Is this near Shenandoah Nat'l Park? Great photos, nice to see you and your family.. Have a happy day!

  9. Eileen, it is in Shenandoah Natl Park. You can even hike there from the parking lot on US 211 at Panorama if you are up for the climb.


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