While camped in Damascus in the far southwestern corner of Virginia, we drove thirty miles to Grayson Highlands State Park.
The park is high in the mountains near Mt. Rogers, and several short trails from the park road and parking areas lead to an open, grassy ridge line, providing long-range, 360 degree views of the surrounding mountains.
The views are worth the trip, though the unique aspect of the park are the wild ponies that live there.
We made the trip to Grayson Highlands for the ponies, and we found some after a mile hiking around a network of trails crisscrossing the grass and short trees along the ridge.
Jane and Wilson were thrilled to see the little ponies up close.
Here are photos from our day hike at Grayson Highlands.