Sep 20, 2019
Travel: Grayson Highlands, Virginia

I’ve posted about Grayson Highlands before, but to me it’s a magical place that’s worth mentioning again. Nestled in a cozy corner of Virginia, less than an hour from the North Carolina state line, Grayson Highlands State Park sits tucked away from the spoils of urbanization. It was the first place that I ever went backpacking with friends, swinging from a hammock on an early summer night reading  Krakauer's “Into The Wild.” 
I credit this place for opening my eyes to the world of outdoor adventure, and I believe that it will always be a refuge for me- a place to escape from the addictive power that technology and social media hold. 

First Backpacking trip- Grayson Highlands State Park May 2010