Bald Knob Hike

Hogan and I went geocaching on Saturday, which led us to a small hike at Mountain Lake in Giles County, Virginia.  We hiked up to Bald Knob and were treated with some of the most wonderful views.  Here are a few of the trail up the mountain and then some from the top.









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Scenic Silo

This silo is located in the Snowville area of Pulaski County, Virginia.  I was geocaching a few days ago just after a rain shower, and when the rain stopped, the sun came out and the blue sky just made my jaw drop at the beauty of the moment.  I took several photos from different angles, and here’s one for starters.  I’ll post a few more later.

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Hogan’s Bridge

You might have been thinking about Augusta National Golf Club when you saw this title.  When I hear “Hogan’s Bridge”, I automatically think about the walk across Rae’s Creek to the twelfth green at Augusta National.  I love watching the Masters on TV each year, and watching the puzzled looks on the guys’ faces when they try to figure out what the wind is doing at that moment for that tricky, short Par 3 hole. I also love hearing “Hogan’s Bridge” mentioned so many times on the broadcast.  I always make Hogan pay attention when they might get ready to say it.  He gets a kick out of it too.  I hope to go with Hogan and watch a practice round some day, and thus be able to get a photo of the bridge, with Hogan in the photo too.  I guess I’ll finally end up buying a couple of tickets since I gave up years ago trying to get any by the lottery system.

But this photo doesn’t have anything to do with any of that.  Hogan (full name Benjamin Hogan Altizer) and I were geocaching near the former/old Whitewood High School in Buchanan County on April 10th.  We found the cache, and then took a couple of photos on the bridge next to the parking lot.  The first photo has a little different look with an angled camera position.



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Hogan atop Buffalo Mountain


Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!!  Here’s a photo of Hogan at the top of Buffalo Mountain in Floyd County.  We hiked to the top to find a new geocache on Saturday, December 21.  The weather was so much nicer this time than it was the last time we were here.  What a view!  You can see mountains after mountains in the distance.  And there’s a full 360 degree view too.  If you haven’t been here, and you live within an hour of Floyd County, you need to make sure you visit this.  The parking lot is only about 1 mile (along a nice gentle trail) from the top.  It’s a wonderful walk you won’t soon forget, and never regret.

Geocaching in Floyd and on Buffalo Mountain


Hogan and I went Geocaching on Saturday (11/15).  Our first stop was in downtown Floyd, and it was called Friday Night Jamboree.



We then went on to Buffalo Mountain to find a couple of caches.  One of those was a brand new one, and we snagged the FTF (first to find).  This photo was taken at the top of the mountain..



This is one of the vistas from the top of Buffalo Mountain.  What an awesome view!


New River Sunset


This photo was taken at about 5:15 last Saturday.  We were placing a Geocache here, and I had to stop and take a couple of photos while the colors were still there.  I’ll talk more about Geocaching sometime in another post.  In the meantime, you can check out for more information.  Just type in your zip code, and you’ll probably be amazed at how many there are around your area.  Let me know what you think.  Oh yeah, and you can check out this specific Geocache by typing in GC1HZG4 as the Geocache Code.


 The second and third photos were taken 30 minutes later, at 5:45.  The colors of the sunset had already changed from a yellowish color to to a reddish-purple color.  Wow.