So we took a crazy hike this morning as a YMCA family. First, Nader @champ_stylo and their crew we an hour late and @celestehoffman and @ayyyyfit were an hour too early. Then hiked Old Rag which is apparently the hardest hike in VA. Not only was it 9 miles long and took almost 7 hours, but there was about a 3 mile rock scramble/boulder climb up to the top.
All in all, it was a fun new adventure and @d_reid804 got to go on his first hiking trip. He may even make it a hobby.
Hey everybody it’s @clayton_heath, and I’m doing the final takeover of the summer! I play bass trombone in the group and run our social media pages and website. I’m currently wrapping up a week at @dc_trombone and have had a blast learning from the faculty here. I also made sure to enjoy a little outdoor time 👍🏼 #basstrombone#outdoors#dctromboneworkshop#oldrag#thebrassroots
Only haters would say it’s faked, because it is. There isn’t a spot to shoot the Milky Way over Old Rag Mountain like this and I was bored so I shopped it. I used a previous milky way shot I took along Skyline Drive and stuck it over a farmland shot I took a few weeks ago at night. The original sky was extremely boring and maybe a star trail shot would’ve been interesting, but I didn’t have the patience. I rushed the foreground shot and the sky is untracked, but it’s the idea that matters and you’re looking at this only on Instagram!
Sneak peak of what I was able to photograph/video today ^-^
Will post more stuff when I pull the files off my action cam 📸
Old rag mountain (4am - 11am)
I reached the summit! 🏔
3291 feet above sea level
~9.2 mile circuit hike/climb
~7 hours to complete
Climbing over boulders, squeezing through rocky cracks, and jumping over deep crevasses... definitely an exciting and worthwhile climb!
3291 feet above sea level, I reached the Old Rag summit! 🏔🏞🗻 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
About a 9.2-mile hike and 7 hours to complete the circuit. I've got plenty of pics and video from my action camera, but here are a few from my phone 📸
I packed just the right gear for this hike. The trekking poles definitely came in handy for the descent, it was long and hard on the knees!
By far, my favorite part of the ascent is the rock scrambling! Climbing over boulders, squeezing between rocky cracks, and jumping over deep crevasses... tons of fun! 😄 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
What a great weekend. @chelseamoats and @in_stah_grant came up to visit. It was amazing to reconnect with my sister and share the things that make me happy with them. They crushed #oldrag and then crushed paper at the #range . Got to show them how spoiled we are in #nova to #shoot at @eliteshootingsports My sister hasn't had interest in shooting and got out of her comfort zone and was amazing on the range. Her second shot was right on the x. It was a very proud big brother moment. She feels much more comfortable and has excellent safety training on #pistols and #ARs . She is also super badass with the #mpx . Can't say enough how great it was to share these things with my sister and future brother in-law. #wegettodothis