Last 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)
It 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