Old Rag is a mountain I hold very close to my heart. It is a 20 minute drive from my home. I believe I have hiked this 9 mile circuit a grand total of 10 times-- and for the most part, can do it with my eyes closed... (Pictured above...haha).
No, this trail does not connect to the AT, but its boulderous summit can be seen from Skyline. When I am on the trail next spring, I hope when I get to Virginia and when I am reunited with the Shenandoah's - I am filled with the memories of the friends and family who have joined me on these mountains. Each and everyone of you have helped me to get to this point and I love you all.