Thursday, September 20, 2012

Biking down the Virginia Creeper Trail

065Last week we went to Virginia and biked down the Virginia Creeper Trail. We rented bikes from Blue Blaze Shuttle and got a ride up to White Top Station for $26 each. They also provide you with a bottle of water (But we also brought another bottle of water just in case, and some fruit for a snack). We have always used Blue Blaze Shuttle for the previous rides so we decided to stick with them again. We got there at 8am and signed up for the 8:30 ride. We arrived at White Top Station around 9:10. We got back to Damascus around 1pm but we stopped a lot and I took a lot of photos.

Flowers we saw:

Ironweed (Vernonia gigantea)

Ragweed (ambrosia artemisiifolia)

Hearts-a-bustin’ (Euonymus americanus)

Milk Thistle (Silybum eburneum)

Yellow Coneflower (Rudbeckia pinnata)

Partridge berry (Mitchella repens)

Jack in the Pulpit berries (Arisaema triphyllum)

071It was a glorious ride and I will definitely do this again. If you haven’t ever done this, I would highly recommend it. I have hiked and biked this trail in the spring and the fall. I think either season is absolutely beautiful!

Original photo by Pat Hensley

1 comment:

Sioux said...

Pat--It sounds like it was a wonderful outing. This is the season I like to go biking--when the weather is crisp and not sweltering.