Last month we took a trip up to find Virginia’s Oldest Tree, the Keffer Oak. We wanted to finally do anything on the AT, and we had my Mom with us (60s), so it was just going to be a quick jaunt to the tree and back. It’s only a few miles, but keep in mind that it is a bit of a climb, so slow going for folks not used it. And you might run into a few thru-hikers, so remember to give them the right of way. As they practically run past you and make you feel like a lazy slug. 🙂
I have to admit, this tree is beautiful and we went early enough in the season for it not to have any leaves. I did give it a nice big hug. Be aware, there might be some friendly cows, as well.