I’ve been in Marion, VA now for over a week. Its been pretty nice. So far I’ve been up on White Top twice with the lovely presence of snow up there. I’ve been hiking up Dickey Knob for a decent view and up Molly’s Knob for a better view. I’m still exploring and getting to know the area. There’s tons of hiking, but the back roads can take a while to get there, so its not all as close as it looks. The nice part is the closeness of the Appalachian Trail. While the Mid-state Trail was close to home in Pennsylvania, it wasn’t maintained very well, or at least that section wasn’t. I’d like to come back and do a hike from Marion to Damascus, or the other way around. There’s nice habitats and lots of mountain views. Since my parents are down here, at least I’ll know I’ll be back.