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Nature Love: Big Schloss Hike

Pictures do not do this hike justice.  The views are absolutely breathtaking.  I wanted to take one million panoramas but the beauty just can’t be captured in a photo.  You must go check it out for yourself.

It’s an easy hike- about 5 miles total there and back, to the peak known as Big Schloss.  This area is about 2 hours outside of D.C., but there is a free campground at the base of the hike, called Wolf Gap, for those that aren’t in a hurry to leave all of this glorious nature.  You could even get a sunrise hike in.

Note: There is an equally beautiful hike right across from the Big Schloss hike, called Tibbet Knob (and it’s a bit shorter).

IMG_7325Some scenery along the way.

IMG_7063You might even pass by a cuddly moo-face, such as this one.

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IMG_7141When you see this bridge you know you’ve just about reached your destination (the gorgeous rocks jutting out over the valley below)

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But just a heads up– there are many pretty viewing spots along the way, like this one…don’t even think about turning back until you have crossed over that bridge.  Nothing beats the view at the end of the hike.

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IMG_7164Daddio!

IMG_7196The Wolf Gap campsite at the base of the hike.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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