We generally have two options.
There is a high ridge at roughly 4,000 feet that, if partially cleared, would afford us a fantastic view across a vast valley toward Virginia's highest summit, Mount Rogers. This has always been an appealing choice for us.
But there are also very nice spots where we could situate a cabin below the ridge, surrounded by beautiful hardwood forests and backed by a rock garden and thick growths of Catawba rhododendron. This is an attractive alternative, and one which we like more every time we go to the land.
|This is probably my favorite spot on the property.|
|Looking up the steeper slopes toward the top of the ridge. If we put a place up there, we could see Mount Rogers from a potential front porch.|
|Andy meditating below the natural rock garden.|
|Andy walking along the gravel access road beyond the private gate.|
|View from the access road before arriving at the locked gate.|
|Enjoying the forest.|
|Someone put up a deer stand right at the property line. We're not sure if it's on our side or the other. Either way, if we put up a cabin, no one will have any luck hunting there.|