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I believe I’ve mentioned before¬†that every year on the 2nd weekend of January I go up into the mountains of Virginia (or Maryland, or Pennsylvania) with three old friends for a weekend of, well, hanging about drinking, eating, playing Pente and an occasional hike. This year the weather was cool but not uncomfortable. It was, however, damp. Very damp. We had a beautiful brisk hike in followed by ¬†2 1/2 days of fog and rain, followed by a gorgeous morning for our hike out. Weather conditions not withstanding we hit all of our milestones with the exception of the recreational hike. Maybe next year. Here are just a few shots from the weekend.

The hike in to Conley Cabin Near Stanardsville, VA, 1/9/14

The hike in to Conley Cabin
Near Stanardsville, VA, 1/9/14

The view the first night Near Stanardsville, VA, 1/9/14

The view the first night
Near Stanardsville, VA, 1/9/14

This was the situation for much of the rest of the weekend. Near Stanardsville, VA, 1/11/14

This was the situation for much of the rest of the weekend.
Near Stanardsville, VA, 1/11/14

Playing with helicopters in the fog. Near Stanardsville, VA, 1/11/14

Playing with helicopters in the fog.
Near Stanardsville, VA, 1/11/14

This was one of the clearer moments Near Stanardsville, VA, 1/11/14

This was one of the clearer moments
Near Stanardsville, VA, 1/11/14

Our last morning Near Stanardsville, VA, 1/12/14

Our last morning
Near Stanardsville, VA, 1/12/14