>> Sunday, June 28, 2009
Mike & I had some free time on the Sunday evening of Father's Day, and so we decided to hike Buffalo Mountain Natural Area Preserve. What an incredible place it is. The path to the summit (shown above) is shaded and just beautiful with trees, bushes and rocks of different types.
The one mile hike to the top is moderately strenuous. (ok, for me - very strenuous! But Mike walked it with no problem.) When we reached the top, it was worth every bit of the trek! The 3,971 feet elevation and 360° view made it seem like we were at the top of the world. What a marvelous bit of God's creation right here for us to enjoy.
Here are some pictures Mike took for you to enjoy. I left out the ones of me huffing and puffing up the trail. :)
If you are planning a trip to Southwest VA and have the least bit of interest in outdoor activities, then this is one hike to put on your to-do list! I know we're planning to return and take a picnic lunch to enjoy while taking in the views!
PS - We were so inspired by our visit that we decided to create an elopement pckg for any couple who are lovers of all things outdoors and who would like to get married in such a breathtaking spot!