November 2007

A route through the woods

As I determined a plausible route for the Piedmont & East Blue Ridge through Nelson County, it was fun to find "the grade" and hike along it.



Walking this trail brought clearly to mind hiking old logging railroad grades in West Virginia, only this is much closer to home.



The railroad would have crossed the creek at this point on a light deck girder bridge.

Some Nelson County history along the route.



This would be an interesting scenic detail to include somewhere on my layout.

The hunters will have the run of the woods for a few months, so this is my last visit for a while.