May 21, 2008 – The Pocosin Trail

Another glorious sunny day in Shenandoah!!!

Our hike today took us on part of the Pocosin Trail (4.2 miles roundtrip).

This is the Pocosin cabin. It was built by the CCC in the 30’s and is now managed by the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club. We could not see inside but the view from the front porch was impressive.
About a mile down the trail was the remains of the Episcopal Mission that served the mountain peoples before it was a park.

Part of the building that was attached to the mission:

The fireplace:

On the steps of the church (yes, I am in a winter coat – it was quite chilly this morning):

We pressed on further down the trail to the cemetery.

There are over 100 cemeteries in the National Park. Some of them are still active and some are not.

The trail:

Andy crossing one of the many streams on the trail:

And even more wildflowers:

(Please bear with me on the next couple days. I have been lax on doing the daily write-ups. Today is Sunday the 25th and I am slowly getting caught up and trying to remember…)

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