Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Photos of Appalachian Trail Elderhostel

Photos from our Appalachian Trail Elderhostel, courtesy of Matthew Collings from Berea, OH.

Monday, November 24, 2008

The Disappearing Lake

This multimedia presentation was recently published by EARTH magazine. Great explanation on the lake cycles!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Appalachian Trail Elderhostel

November 9-12, we held our first 'Appalachian Trail Hiking Elderhostel.' We had 16 participants from all over the country travel to Mountain Lake to participate in a level 5 hiking program. We hiked the Wind Rock-War Spur loop and McAfee's Knob. Below are some pictures from the program, compliments of Natalie and Norm Smith from Saratoga Springs, NY.

Tina Faris climbing up the rock face

Natalie and Norm Smith on top of McAfee's Knob

Jack Noll from the Appalachian Trail Conservancy talking about the mountain ridges

The famous McAfee's Knob

Winter has arrived

As I drove up the mountain this morning, I was pleasantly surprised by the white surface blanketing the ground. We have around 3" of snow. Below are some pictures I took this morning.

View from Route 700

Wednesday, November 12, 2008