Falling Water Trail Track (Awesome trail with several waterfalls including one big waterfall. )
Old Road 1 (This connection is present on the 1907 USGS but not on the recent Forest map.)
Peter's Creek Trail
Apple Orchard Mountain from Thunder Hill (This is the AT from Thunder Hill to Apple Orchard Mountain. We hiked this on Thursday, 5/18/2017. Rhodedendrons near 3000 ft were starting to bloom beautiful purple pink blossoms but here at 4000 ft they were still green with only buds. This was much easier than approaching Apple Orchard Mountain from the south and this way was still very pretty. Guillotine Rock is still there and still cool as ever.)
Petites Gap to Marble Spring on AT
Cornelius Creek Trail Track (Tracks from http://caltopo.com/m/054C)
Apple Orchard Falls Trail Track (Tracks from http://caltopo.com/m/054C)
Old Road 6 (This road is present on the 1907 USGS but not on the recent Forest map. )
Devil's Marbleyard Trail (Officially the Belfast Trail. Starting from the parking area on Petite's Gap Rd, going to the Marbleyard.)
Tracks to Panther Falls
(This trail is much less traveled and goes across the creek by a broken down bridge onto the mountain. Presumably it is the black dashed trail / road shown on the Forest Service map. Back in the day, this used to be a road I believe.)
Old Road 2 (This is a road present on the 1907 USGS map but not on recent maps.)
Old Road 3 (This road is present on the 1907 USGS but not on the recent Forest map. )
Old Road 4 (This road is present on the 1907 USGS but not on the recent Forest map.)
Camping Ridge Trail (Old) (This is an old trail / road present on the 1934 USGS map but not on current maps.)
Old Road 5 (This connection is present on the 1907 USGS map, but not on the recent Forest map. It appears that this was the original road.)
James River Foot Bridge to Matt's Creek Track (9/6/2016. Hot today, I think in the 90's. Not too bad on the trail and the occasional breeze was nice. The water was beautiful. Went here with Gabi and met Richard on the foot bridge. The waterfall after the foot bridge was all but dry and Matt's Creek was low but still had some minnows. The trail really started to get nice towards Matt's Creek. There is a nice campsite at where the trail turns at Matt's Creek. )
(Unless I missed this, I don't think this road is here. Edit 5/30/17. We hiked here and there is no road. Maybe there was a long, long, time ago, but no obvious sign of it now.)
(This is the actual road. Even current (2016) USGS maps shows the road as the Forest Service does but satellite imagery shows this road that I placed on the map. It is large enough for cars / trucks.)
(This is a correction of the trail on the Forest Service Map.)
(This part of the trail is not here to my knowledge. Instead it meets Forest Road 59 just west of here as marked.)
(This is a more accurate track of the Appalachian Trail. It goes to the summit of Apple Orchard Mountain and then back down. The one on the Forest Service map is out dated / wrong. )
2017-06-29 11:37:00 (Saw a nasty monster black rattlesnake today on the trail. We threw stones and whatever else we could find at it and shooed him off the trail.)
Mt. Pleasant Track (This was an awesome hike. We went on 11/5/2016. Although long (3 miles by my GPS for 6 miles total), the hike wasn't horribly strenuous... Had we not been carrying the boys the whole time, it would have been much easier. We only went to the first summit but it was magically beautiful with the fall colors. The trail follows an old woods road for the first part. In fact, you can see different woods / colonial roads throughout the hike.)
Sprout's Run Track (This is a trail that mostly follows an old woods / colonial road. The first 1/3 mile or so is on private property but okayed by the Forest Service. Plan on getting wet as there are no fewer than 14 stream crossings I believe before the trail meets up with the Mt. Wilson trail. We went on 10/27/2016 and only went a mile or so because it was starting to rain. It was a very pretty hike and I would like to go further next time.)
Trail of the Trees Track (This trail has beautiful views of the river as well as informative markers of local plants and trees. Very nice.)
Cold Mountain Back Track
Cold Mountain Out Track
Big Tree Camp Back Track
Big Tree Camp Track (This is an old stage coach / horse / colonial road that goes around Cold Mountain. It goes to a beautiful mountain meadow with giant oak trees and eventually crosses the AT.)
Sprouts Run
Threesome Falls Tracks (From CRShortt)
Cove Creek Trail Tracks (From CRShortt)
Private Property Lines (Property lines taken from Bedford County's Webgis website. North of this line should be National Forest Land.)
Track (10/12/17, 11:22:45) Hotel Trail (Beautiful day around 70. This week has been hot in the 80s and very humid but today it is starting to cool down. Today was a misty day. The leaves in the area are mostly turning yellow. A lot of the ferns are dying or yellow. Lots of leaves on the ground. The oak tree was still green / yellow. I'd like to return in about 3-4 weeks to catch it when it is golden.)
Old Broken Bridge Track
Thunder Hill Shelter Track (Track from parking space to Thunder Hill Shelter and continuing on the AT for a bit. We came here March 28th, 2017. There was mist in the air and it was cool in probably the 50's or maybe 60's. There was no one there, but the shelter log showed people arriving every 2-3 days starting since at least February.)
Thunder Hill Shortcut Track (This little trail goes from the parking space to the AT allowing you to bypass walking on the Parkway for a short distance to find the AT.)
Elk Run Trail Track (This is a really neat trail with views of the lake in the winter and early Spring as well as a pioneer cemetery and old woods road.)
Falling Water Track 4-11-17 (Beautiful day, about 70 at the Peaks and about 80 in town. So far Spring hasn't reached peak up there. The trees are real green and blooming only to about 1200-1300 feet or so. At 2500 feet at the Peaks, the trees are still mostly dormant or just budding. )
2017-03-07 10:49:43 (Another Johnson Farm track. Wonderful time today. Daffodils blooming although a few weeks to a month ago was their peak I think. Most other things still dormant but some trees starting to bloom.)
2017-04-25 Apple Orchard Out (We had a wonderful and challenging hike this morning in the rain to Apple Orchard Falls. It had rained over 3 inches this week and the creeks were flooded making for impressive waterfalls and sights. We had to even bushwack to avoid parts of the trail which became streams.)
2017-04-25 Apple Orchard Back
The Priest
Hiked 1.00 mi on 6_15_17 (45:52 - 1.0mi)
Rocky Row Run on AT Track (This is a beautiful part of the AT which we started at the boat ramp. It was very narrow at times with steep dropoffs which made us nervous because we had the babies with us. The green blooming of the trees seemed to go about halfway up the ridge north of here, or about 1800 feet. Last week it was about 1300 feet. We saw two snakes near the water on the trail that could have been copperheads but probably were water snakes. Either way, we kept our distance and scared them off the trail. While we didn't go very far today, the water of Rocky Run is gorgeous with many small pools and waterfalls.)
Rocky Row Run to Hercules Rd on the AT (5-30-2017. Nice cool weather today, no snakes. We made it to Hercules Rd. and found where the AT crosses. Next time we plan to start at this crossing and go to John's Hollow Shelter and maybe even the lake nearby.)
2017-06-08 11:21:56 (We walked quickly up to the quarry and back today. The quarry was had a large pile of shale or limestone or some similar rock with numerous gun shells about from people shooting in the past. The concrete structures were all but invisible under the cover of green trees and shrubs.)
2017-06-08 10:11:39 (From Hercules Rd. to John's Hollow Shelter. We wanted to make it to Sheppe Pond today but just didn't have the time. Gabito found an orange newt in the fire pit at the AT shelter.)
2017-08-12 10:18:24
2017-07-06 10:49:48 (Tar Jacket Ridge Out Track. Beautiful day. Very few wildflowers but the ones we saw were beautiful. We hiked to the summit and back. Along the way are a few really nice views, a nice intact old wall, and a large rock structure that looks like a couch.)
2017-07-06 11:41:10 (Tar Jacket Ridge Back Track.)
2017-07-13 13:34:11 (Great hike. A little difficult carrying the children, but not too bad. In the winter there probably are very nice views from several points. The highlight includes among other things the balanced rock, a huge (and rockable) boulder perfectly balanced on another boulder on the edge of a steep cliff.)
2017-08-12 10:58:09
2017-07-27 10:15:45 (Bluff Mountain out track. Nice but hard hike to the top of Bluff Mountain where we saw the remains of a watch tower, a memorial to little Ottie Powell, and beautiful views of Buena Vista. A storm was coming and views to the south were not visible, but on a clear day, especially in the winter, this would be a really nice hike. Ottie was found on November 9th, and we might go back near or on that date in honor of him.)
2017-07-27 12:33:36 (Bluff Mountain back track. Nice but hard hike to the top of Bluff Mountain where we saw the remains of a watch tower, a memorial to little Ottie Powell, and beautiful views of Buena Vista. A storm was coming and views to the south were not visible, but on a clear day, especially in the winter, this would be a really nice hike. Ottie was found on November 9th, and we might go back near or on that date in honor of him.)
2017-08-12 10:18:24
2017-08-11 15:13:28
2017-08-11 14:01:05
7_21_17 (Hiked with Aunt Suzy. Aunt Kimmy came but stayed below while we went up the mountain. Beautiful views but today was hazy and we couldn't see the ocean.)
2017-08-24 14:44:42
Track (9/14/17, 10:48:20) (Beautiful day. Here at 4000 feet or so there was already signs of fall. Some trees were pink and the ferns were starting to turn yellow. This part of the trail was not as used as Cold Mountain and was grassy at times but still I haven't found any ticks yet. The trail is mostly wide I think because people take their horses here. It wasn't too strenuous to reach the summit of Mount Pompey but this time of year any views were blocked by the trees. I did a scramble on big loose rocks to the summit. At the top was a nice peaceful grassy knoll surrounded by trees.)
Track (9/7/17, 10:26:10) (Beautiful day. High in Forest about 73. Here in the Peaks it was chilly and when sitting at the picnic tables after the hike, I had to put on my sweater. The water today was lower than in April, but still everything was beautiful. We saw a lot of crawdads and salamanders today. Gabe called the crayfish shrimp.)
2017-08-31 11:55:50 (This was a beautiful hike in an ocean of green plants about 3 feet tall with yellow flowers which the bees loved. This hike was rocky at times and therefore took more concentration and was harder for Gabito as well, but the payoff is a magnificent view at Black Rock Hill.)
2017-08-31 13:55:41
Cold Mountain 10/26/17 (Beautiful Fall day. The beginning of peak time with the trees being green, orange, gold, and red. We took the fire road down the mountain all the way to the car. It was very pretty with the colors and I think we are past the point of bugs at this elevation.)
Track (10/5/17, 11:16:46) Apple Orchard Falls (It was a beautiful day today, about 70 in the mountains and in the 80's down in Forest. The leaves around 2500 feet near the Peaks were still mostly green although there were many fallen on the ground. The leaves on the east side of the mountains at slightly higher elevations on the way to Sunset Fields were starting to get orange and red. The falls were low but still beautiful. There were salamanders all over the rocks on the falls and the boys loved to play with them.)
B-25 Crash Site Track (Today we hiked to the remains of the B-25 bomber that sadly crashed into the side of Sharp Top on February 3rd, I believe, 1943. The plane was on a training mission at night and flew straight into the mountain. The remains are scattered all over with a few large pieces of the wings and rear fuselage mostly still intact. A very sobering day. We said a prayer for the soldiers who lost their lives and hiked back. This was our first hike of the year.)
Peavine Mountain Lake (Lake possibly fed by a natural spring.)
Possible Campsite 37.5767, -79.4125 (Peter's Creek, Falling Rock Creek, Matt's Creek Shelter bushwack.)
Marble Spring
Intersection 1
Intersection 2
Intersection 3
Parking
Spring
The Priest Overlook
The Priest Shelter
Old Iron Furnace (This is presumably an old iron furnace similar to http://www.abandonedabandoned.com/glenwood-furnace-the-abandoned-pig-iron-maker-in-jefferson-national-forest/ found in Natural Bridge Station, VA. It is on private property with a basketball hoop in front of it..)
Pretty Pool
Small Swimming Hole
More Walls Structures
Camp 1 (Pretty large, Water access, Probably 2 Large Tents, More single.)
Old Wall Or Structure
Reed Creek (GPS: 1599 Reed Creek Road, Big Island, VA 24526. How far does this road go up the mountain? Any good campsites? Is it all national forest? What are those three structures (only 1 present on current Forest Map just above the "C")?)
Panther Falls 37.7191, -79.2903
(The trail splits here. Up until this point, the trail has been an old colonial / woods road. That road continues to the right and descends the mountain a bit. A smaller footpath continues to the left and I think provides a more level hike to the first summit.)
(Near the intersection of the summit trail and the continuation of the Mt. Pleasant trail is a large campsite about 200 feet off the trail. It seemed like it had room for several tents, but I did not investigate the site as there were campers when we went on 11/5/16.)
(I don't think this "Apple Orchard Nat Rec Trail" as shown on the Forest Service map exists or it is abandoned. I see no trace of it from the road. )
(I don't think this "Apple Orchard Nat Rec Trail" as shown on the Forest Service map exists or it is abandoned. I see no trace of it from the road. )
(Forest Road 3034. This is a single land gravel road with turnoffs. I did not notice any gate or tank trap potentially blocking its entrance. A vehicle with 4x4 would be advised mostly in the event you had to pull off in a non designated pull-off area to let another vehicle pass. A 2WD could handle it though in dry conditions.)
UOB (Unknown Old Building. An unknown building lies in this area on the 1939 USGS map.)
UOB (Unknown Old Building. An unknown building lies in this area on the 1939 USGS map.)
UOB (Unknown Old Building. An unknown building lies in this area on the 1939 USGS map.)
UOB (Unknown Old Building. An unknown building lies in this area on the 1939 USGS map.)
UOB (Unknown Old Building. An unknown building lies in this area on the 1939 USGS map.)
UOB (Unknown Old Building. An unknown building lies in this area on the 1935 USGS map.)
UOB (Unknown Old Building. An unknown building lies in this area on the 1935 USGS map.)
UOB (Unknown Old Building. An unknown building lies in this area on the 1907 USGS map.)
UOB (Unknown Old Building. An unknown building lies in this area on the 1907 USGS map.)
Rocky Row Run (From signs posted in this area, this is a stocked trout stream. Driving from Hercules Rd., it seems like it would be an excellent creek to fish.)
UOB (Unknown Old Building. An unknown building lies in this area on the 1907 USGS map. )
Guillotine Rock (Awesome boulder stuck in between two rock faces that you have to walk underneath.)
Home
UOB (Unknown Old Building. An unknown building lies in this area on the 1907 USGS map.)
Possible campsite 37.7535, -79.2673 (Nicholson Run, Lady Slipper Run, Pedlar River. )
Possible campsite 37.7731, -79.2614 (Wheeler's Run, Pedlar River.)
Possible campsite 37.7274, -79.1984 (Little Cove Creek, North Fork Buffalo River. )
Peaks of Otter Lodge 37.4481, -79.6046
Peaks Visitor Center 37.4456, -79.6099
Johnson Farm 37.4554, -79.6045
Worker Buildings 37.4547, -79.5993
Sprout's Run Parking (Trail head should be about 100 feet on the right. There should be a stile to allow you to cross the fence. )
UOB (Unknown Old Building. An unknown building lies in this area on the 1941 USGS map. )
Falling Water Overlook 37.4731, -79.5806 (37.4731, -79.5806)
Flat Top Mtn Overlook 37.4687, -79.5803 (Beginning the Falling Water Cascades loop trail.)
Panther Falls Parking 37.7201, -79.2916
Devil's Marbleyard Parking
Elk Creek Swimming Hole Parking
Elk Creek Swimming Hole
Powhatan Camp Site (Old site of Powhatan Campground building)
Matt's Creek Shelter 37.5993, -79.4132
Black Rock (From http://caltopo.com/m/054C)
Putt's Cemetary (A really cool nearly hidden cemetery.)
(This is a circle round-a-bout with room for several cars. It took us about 1.5 hours to get here from home. Having 4x4 is good just for this last stretch of single gravel road but not necessary.)
Joining Of North Creek (Excellent starting place it seems for fishing North Creek)
(White Tail Loop Trailhead)
Old Broken Bridge
(Nice but not secluded campsite with fire ring along the creek suitable for a tent. There are at least 2-3 of these that we saw on our short hike. North Creek and Cornelius Creek with multiple day hikes including Apple Orchard Falls.)
Narrow Gravel Road Begins (Here the paved road stops and a single lane gravel road with pull-offs begins. Having 4x4 would be beneficial but not necessary in my opinion to get to the trail head.)
UOB (Unknown Old Building. An unknown building lies in this area on the 1907 USGS map.)
Sprout's Run Trail (Begins with a stile hopping a fence with a short stint on private property. Lots of creek crossing in this trail. The trail offers creek side walking with little elevation gain until the last 3/4 mile in its approach to Hoop Pole Gap. This is a beautiful trail ignored by most but it offers several nice cascading waterfalls, pools of water and some cliffs and huge trees of various species. There are several rock hops back and forth across the creek, and when the water is running high in the spring, the rocks will be covered. Wilson Mountain is mainly ridge walking with its descent back down to the beginning of Sprouts Run Trail. There are some views of the James River, Solitude valley and mountains in the distance, especially during leaf-off.)
JRF Camp 1 (Camp site at the mouth of Matt's Creek, suitable for at least 2 large tents.)
Road (This appears to be a road wide enough for trucks / cars. When I was here (9/6/16), I noticed no gate or tank trap preventing entering the road. From Hercules Rd., it looks like a good condition road that winds up the mountain.)
Foot travel only past this point. (Here the road is gated by the Old Virginia Brick Company I believe. A Forest Service sign states that foot travel is welcome but all public motorized vehicles are prohibited.)
Saddle Gap Trail (This is a trail blocked by large boulders with a blue blaze painted on them. I believe it is Saddle Gap Trail. On the 1939 USGS topo map, this was a road which led to a structure of some sort and then turned into what seems to be a smaller road / trail up to Saddle Gap and beyond.)
Camp 4 (Another campsite on Hercules Rd.)
Camp 3 (Another camp site on Hercules Rd.)
Camp 2 (This looks like yet another great campsite on Hercules Rd.)
Entrance to Camp 2 (While this looks like a road, I think it is the entrance to Camp 2, what looks like a great place to camp near the river.)
Camp 1 (What looks to be quite a large camp area near the creek.)
Trail (This is a small road blocked by a gate with a sign that says foot travel welcome. It is too small for a car or truck but would accommodate a 4-wheeler / motorcycle if the gate was open.)
Trail (This is a small road blocked by a gate with a sign that says foot travel welcome. It is too small for a car or truck but would accommodate a 4-wheeler / motorcycle if the gate was open.)
James River Foot Bridge Waterfall (This is an awesome and beautiful waterfall when there is water flowing. Today though (9/6/2016), it was dry. Back in June or so this year the water was flowing a lot, cold and refreshing.)
(I haven't been here, but this looks like it might be a cool spot to camp. There seems to be a spring nearby. On Bing satellite images, you can see a camper parked here, so it might be a big area.)
What is this? (Jeff: Find out what type of structure this is if it is not private property.)
(The AT does not continue this way. Instead, it turns northeast here and goes to the summit of Apple Orchard Mountain.)
Road (Forest Road 782. This road is mighty narrow. For this reason, I would suggest 4x4 because if you had to pull off the road without 4x4 you'd be pretty much owned.)
Not here? (If there something here, at least it is not visible or poorly visible from the road. There is an old log cabin on the corner of this road and North Creek Rd. though. I need to investigate more during bushwacking season (Nov-Mar or so).)
Old Log Cabin
North Creek Special Fishing Regulations (Only artificial lures from this point forward.)
Trail (This is an access road with a closed gate (9/8/2016). There is a sign that says foot travel welcome but motor vehicles are prohibited. In an emergency and if the gate was open, perhaps a 4x4 truck could use this road, but it is more suited to an ATV / off road motorcycle. It was completely overgrown with green grass suggesting vehicles rarely if ever use it.)
Road (Forest Rd. 768. This road is mighty narrow. For this reason, I would suggest 4x4 because if you had to pull off the road without 4x4 you'd be in a bad way. There is a sign here that says "Single truck road with turnouts. Drive Carefully. Cave Mountain Lake 7 miles. Parkway 9 miles.")
(Decent access to creek. This might be a duplicate of the camp site west of here. I have to go again to see if there are two or three of these sites on this stretch of trail. )
(Seems to have worse access to water than the camp just before this. Maybe in the Fall this would be different.)
Bridge 1 (This bridge leads from Forest Road 3034 to the Apple Orchard Falls trail.)
Bridge 2 (This bridge is part of the Apple Orchard Falls trail.)
(This is a parking area suitable for several cars. The road is rather narrow, perhaps mostly a single road with pull-offs. A vehicle with 4x4 would be advised mostly in the event you had to pull off in a non designated pull-off area to let another vehicle pass. A 2WD could handle it though in dry conditions.)
(This is an old road that goes up the mountain. I don't know if it is a fire road or an old historical one, but it clearly a road. I am guessing it is the black dashed line on the Forest Map. The Forest map shows it here, but it is really in the upper left part of the parking / turn around area.)
Swimming Hole (Kind of a steep decent to a small pool.)
(Beautiful spot to hammock camp or just hang out.)
Swimming Hole (I haven't swam here yet but is seems large and also deep in some parts. The part near the dam seems relatively shallow and I have seen someone place a beach chair in the water here while her children played in the deeper area. Edit: We have swam here many times since this first post. The water is awesome and deep, too deep to touch the bottom every time we have went. There is often at least 1 group here but the area is so large that many people can enjoy this pool.)
Road (From Hercules Rd, this is a road that looks like it is large enough for a truck / car.)
James River Foot Bridge Parking
Boat Ramp
(Old wall visible to the south from this point I believe. This place has lots of history and has old walls and roads throughout the forest.)
(This is a hidden campsite we accidentally found. It lies about 50 feet north of the trail here and is near large boulders. It is small and suitable for a tent or so. There is a small fire ring and although there is a creek sort of close, it was pretty small when we went on 11/5/2016. )
(This is a cool camp site near the top of the summit. It has room for several tents, but no creek nearby. The closest water might be the place marked previously on this trail just before the push to the summit.)
Summit
(I could not see this trail from the road.)
(This trail is hardly visible and may not even be here (9/12/2016). If it is, the trail head is very faint. I need to investigate more this fall / winter when the undergrowth and leaves are gone.)
Apple Orchard Falls
(Awesome camp site near the two bridges suitable for at least one large tent if not two.)
Trail (This is a wide trail (ATV / 4x4) that is blocked by a gate. The sign says foot travel is welcome but vehicles are prohibited.)
Swimming Hole (The swimming hole should be on the left (coming from North Creek) next to the Appalachian Trail.)
Swimming Hole
Trail That Goes Up Ridge (There is a trail here that goes up the ridge. I need to investigate this further to see where it goes.)
Falling Water Proper
Absolutely Gorgeous View
Cave Shelter (This is a small rock outcropping that could provide shelter from the elements.)
Fire Road (I think that this is the fire / old road marked on the Forest Service map by the gate (tank trap) near the parking area. The road crosses the AT perpendicularly at this point. It leads to the top of Cold Mountain where it joins the trail again. Looking from the trail at this point, this appears to be a very old road, although I cannot find any old maps showing it. I need to investigate further.)
(Parking for Cold Mountain (if you are just doing the AT to the mountain meadows and back (about 1.5 miles each way).)
(This is right next to the road with not much privacy, but we saw who I think were AT thru hikers camping here.)
(There is a gated entrance here for a fire / old road that leads up to Cold Mountain. It does NOT follow I don't think the red dashed AT trail marked here on the Forest Service map. I think it is the old road that is shown on the 1894 USGS map but I am not sure and have to investigate more. I do know that while approaching the parking area as well as during various parts of the hike up the mountain, you can clearly see an old road / wall and other structures. I need to investigate and map this area more. I think this area has a lot of history and traces left of people from long ago. )
Big Tree Camp (This is popular very large place to camp. There are several camp areas in this large area. We were here on a Thursday morning on 10/20/2016 and didn't see anyone though.)
(Parking for Mt. Pleasant and Lower Cold Mountain trails. At this point the road that brings you here splits into three roads/trails. You can take the right road and walk south 500 ft or so and make a right onto the old stagecoach / colonial road that goes around and up Cold Mountain.)
(Here on the trail is a sign that says "Water". It marks a small trail that descends east down the mountain towards the tank trap pictured on the Forest Service map. )
ThreesomeFalls
Yankee Horse Ridge
Bridge with dropoff (This is a beautiful spot where the waterfall drops off opening up into expansive view of the valley and mountains.)





Thunder Hill Spring (Small spring that would be well served by some sort of lid or other protection from the leaves / animals.)
(Parking space for the AT at Thunder Hill.)
Thunder Hill Shelter (AT shelter with various campsites in the area as well as a large fire ring.)
(Parking place to fish. There is a gate here that says foot travel welcome. You can park here and fish the Pedlar. There is probably enough space for a car or two.)
(Parking place to fish. There is a small parking lot. You can park here and fish the Pedlar.)
Yankee Horse Ridge
Old Woods Road (Going up the mountain on the left following the creek)
Old Cemetery (Old pioneer cemetery. One says "Died Sep 30th, 1829".)
Old Road (Intersects here and goes from north to south and continues as the trail to the north. Down below on the right by the water is a campsite here.)
(This had enough space for 1 tent or so, more for hammocks. Very near here to the north was another less frequented camping area it seemed.)

Cool Waterfall (This is a creek (I believe it is at this point) that goes beneath the AT at this point and falls forcefully (at least it did in May 2017) into Rocky Row Run. There is a small ledge where you peep down to see the water shooting out from under the trail.)
(Right by the creek crossing, enough for a small tent or two at least. John's Hollow Shelter near here has a lot of room for large tents and space.)
John's Hollow Shelter (You get here by taking a narrow trail veering to the right as you are hiking north on the AT. There is a privy here with large camping areas. The privy made the whole place smell kind of yucky today, 6/8/2017. At the back of the campground is the blue blazed trail which I believe leads to Sheppe Pond.)
Road Closed Sign (This trail is open to foot travel but blocked for vehicles.)
Camp (Wider than the one next to here, big enough for a few tents at least. The small one up hill near here has fire ring. An old rock wall runs through here parallel to the trail at this point.)
Camp (Great for hammock camping or just sitting in the shade. This camp has a small fire ring and is very close to the top of the mountain.)
Staton's Creek Falls (Absolutely amazing waterfall we accidentally found. It might be larger than Apple Orchard Falls and it seems only rednecks know about it because we found various pieces of trash and clothing left by disrespectful / immature / inconsiderate / ignorant people. There is a small parking area east of here. The waterfall itself looks quite dangerous. Indeed, at the top is a memorial with two crosses on a tree. There is a small but cool swimming hole near the road, but again, it is quite steep to get to and as we had our babies with us, we could not explore too well.)
Tank Trap (There is a tank trap here to the road / trail going south. The trail looks kind of grassy but its hard to tell. I'd like to come back this fall and explore. We got here no problem with our Corolla.)
Tank Trap (The road south of here is blocked by gate. Foot travel welcome.)
Road Splits (Continuing straight (east), the road is less used, less maintained, and smaller. There is a sign that warns, "Narrow rough road" and we thought it best not to explore it in our Corolla. The road to the right goes up hill and is wider and more maintained. It takes you to the Mt. Pleasant parking area.)
Camp (One of a few in this big meadow. This is under the cover of a pretty large tree and has a fire ring. Here is a sign for water and points to a blue blazed trail going east. We didn't explore it not only because the boys were hungry and tired but because the grass was high and looked real ticky.)
Old road crossing (Here an old road crosses near the trail. There is a marker showing which direction the trail goes. It was too grassy to explore but in the Fall or Winter it would be really nice to check out.)
Old road crossing. (Here an old road crosses near the trail. There is a marker showing which direction the trail goes. It was too grassy to explore but in the Fall or Winter it would be really nice to check out.)
Meadow (Pretty large meadow above Johnson's Farm.)
Balanced Rock (One of the most surprising times in my life. I was peeing leaning against balanced rock (a large boulder) whenTeresa started moving it by accident. This huge boulder is balanced perfectly and can wobble back and forth.)
Real Summit (Probably really nice views in winter.)
Summit (I thought this was this summit but further east on the trail is a sign marking the real summit. This is a neat spot nonetheless and will probably have great views in the winter.)
Balanced Rock 1 (This huge boulder is balanced on another rock but it is not movable like the other one north of here near the summit.)
Punchbowl Parking
Camp and Shelter (Large area for camping plus the AT shelter. The small pond is here also, but requires a lot of filtering I have read. On the Forest map, there is also a spring marked, but we did not investigate today. Have to look next time.)
Small Road (Runs perpendicular to the trail. It might be wide enough for a single truck / jeep, but it seems that no vehicle has been on it in a long time. )
Memorial to Little Ottie Cline Powell (An unfortunate 4 year old who got lost, died, and was found at this spot in 1891.)
Humpback Rocks
Spy Rock
Camp (Large, with fire ring.)
Lower Falls
Big flat rock (This is a cool large flat rock that appears to have broken into about 4 large chunks.)
Natural rock staircase (Really cool natural rock staircase.)
Old road? (This looks like an old road but is definitely not like it is marked on the Forest map. Instead, it is full of growth and would not be fun to travel except in the winter or late fall when all the ticks and things are gone.)
Old road? (Looks like an old mountain road passed through this point.)
Summit (See notes on the 9/14/17 track for comments on the summit.)
Apple Orchard Falls
Plane Crash Site