Friday, May 25, 2007

Get In The Wind

Keeping with the recent “oldies” theme. This is from either late 1977 or early 1978, senior year of high school. I’m pretty sure it was spring of 78, but not sure (Maybe MikeW can remember?). This is from a backpacking trip to North Fork Mountain, in eastern WV. We camped in Smoke-Hole area, got rained on, got lost, and had a great trip. This part was a short “no-pack” hike up the mountain for a quick overlook. That’s Greg H. standing in the wind (getting ready to take a photo), and Rob P. (R.I.P. ) sitting to the right. They're looking towards Seneca Rocks....

3 comments:

mawiley said...

Getting lost was never so much fun. Seeing Big Daddy rolling down the road in a borrowed pickup with a big grin on his face was priceless. And hanging out on some local's porch was truly an incredible experience. I'm pretty sure it was the fall of '77. As I recall it was a cold, wet and rainy day in late fall. All I know for sure is that it was a damn long time ago and we were so young.

LSqrd said...

The old guy was "A.J.", if I recall... I'll always remember coming off the mountain, slogging out of the woods into the valley, the weather starting to clear... Not even knowing if we were in Virginia or West Virginia. But happy, and enjoying the moment. And (as you notr) SO young.

And the moon-rise in Smoke Hole, so bright... so incredibly bright.

mawiley said...

You're right - it was AJ. I actually felt bad for the part of the group that didn't get lost - they missed out on all the fun.
And that moon-rise over the mountain was incredible. All of a sudden it was as bright as mid-day.
Of all of the great trips we took in high school, this was truly one of the most amazing and unforgettable.