Hiking With The Herd – Big Ridge to Mills River Valley

Yesterday was Saturday, so of course we are out on the hiking trails. We thought we would continue the Mountains to Sea Trail from where we left off last week – Big Ridge Overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway.


Of course, the important part of any hiking trip is identifying the proper trail. The Mountains to Sea Trail is marked with a solid white dot blaze.

trail marker

See, Hu-dad. Here is the trail marker.

This section of the trail is a nice, gentle incline and the surroundings are beautiful and peaceful. We soon came out at the Mills River Valley Overlook on the Parkway.

Mills River Valley Overlook

We spread out on the grass in the shade of some trees to take a water and rest break.

experts at resting

Typhoon finds a nice soft spot.

Q watching

Qannik watching other hikers come off the trail.


Frankie was the first to notice that we had a visitor.

As we were relaxing, a car pulled up beside us with a passenger who wanted to say hello.

Hello Herd

Hello, Herd.

Soon enough, it was time for us to return down the trail to retrieve our Jeep. Another great Saturday of hiking.

enjoying trail time

Enjoying trail time.

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