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


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10 comments:

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

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  2. Nice place to have your ashes scattered

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  3. a nice moment shared with family.

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

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  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.

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

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

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  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!

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  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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