Summer Roadtrip — July-August 2020-part28


DAY 28: VIRGINIA – George Washington and Jefferson National Forest – Flagpole Knob


Hone Quarry Road, George Washington and Jefferson National Forest, VA — 10 August 2020: We did go looking for the supposed waterfall near camp but no one seemed to know where it was, and we didn’t find it, but we did stop for a brief moment to see this lovely meadow landscape…

Flagpole Knob trail, George Washington and Jefferson National Forest, VA — 10 August 2020: We did the trail starting at Switzer Lake, then to Meadow Knob, which was actually the most fun section of trail, then on to Flagpole Knob and Reddish Knob overlook to finish up…

Flagpole Knob trail, George Washington and Jefferson National Forest, VA — 10 August 2020: While we were at the lake airing down and taking photos of the beautiful landscape I noticed these butterflies hanging around by the edge of the lake. There were a ton of them …

Flagpole Knob trail, George Washington and Jefferson National Forest, VA — 10 August 2020: From Switzer Lake we picked up a nice mostly scenic trail, with the most interesting driving section being the segment to Meadow Knob where there was a kind of “staircase,” which was just a little area with some “step downs” that had a few optional lines…

Flagpole Knob trail, George Washington and Jefferson National Forest, VA — 10 August 2020: The view from the top of Meadow Knob…

Flagpole Knob trail, George Washington and Jefferson National Forest, VA — 10 August 2020: the last part of the trail to Reddish Knob was actually a paved road, but the view was definitely worth adding it on to the trail run…

Flagpole Knob trail, George Washington and Jefferson National Forest, VA — 10 August 2020: The end of the trail brought us to a pretty spot along Briary Branch road heading back to Hone Quarry…