Today's hike got me to thinking that Bearfence Rocks just may be the best hike for a boy to take, as I can think of no better views to be had with such little effort in Shenandoah. There are 360 degree views from the top, and lots of great rocks to climb. Of course, it may not be such a good hike for moms to take with sons, as they might be just a little nervous to see the real love of their life climbing out on rocks with a steep drop.
|It really is a scramble to the top.|
|Checking out the big sky from BFR|
|Enjoying the view west towards Massanutten Mountain. |
As son approaches teen years, dad realizes that events like this one may be limited in number.
There are a couple of return options taking a short section of the Appalachian Trail. From the A.T., little eyes can look up and see the rocks they climbed. This is a popular hike, and for good reason.
|Bearfence Rocks Elevation Profile|
|Topo map of the Bearfence Hike.|