We woke up at 4am and drove to JMU to spend the weekend with Gregg. On the way, we realized we were going to be there early (probably before Gregg would wake up), so we detoured onto the Blue Ridge Parkway and saw an amazing sunrise. Clouds were below us in the valley as the sun came up.
We got to JMU and picked Gregg and Angie up and drove to George Washington National Forest 30-45 mins away and did the High Knob hike to the fire tower at the top of the mountain. It was steep, and the gates to the park where the trailhead is located were locked. So it ended up being longer and steeper than I anticipated. Gregg and Angie were troopers and did a great job. The 4 of us had lunch at the top by the fire tower.
About 8 miles and 4 hour round trip.
We all got cleaned up and went for a sushi dinner, then a game of Phase 10 back at our hotel room. Great day all around.