Took a little time off from work last week to go camping and hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia with my roommate from Virginia Commonwealth University, Nick Pollok, from about 35 years ago.
Nick took all the pics, except for the one of him. I left my camera in the truck, three miles back up the mountain. Doh!
We camped on a river called the Laurel Fork, in Highland County. Hiked up and down it, and bushwhacked up Middle Mountain to a beautiful meadow about 4,000 feet above sea level.
This has little to do with concrete flooring and air- and water-resistive barriers, but I include this post in “Green Journey” because the trip was a literal green journey. These photos from the Blue Ridge make me think, as vividly as anything coming out of the Gulf of Mexico, of all that’s still in the balance, that could slip away as easily as a dream.