20 April 2014 (Day 47) – There are three must see sights along the A.T. in Southern Virginia: Dragon’s Tooth, McAfee Knob, and Tinker Cliffs. Dragon’s Tooth is a sharp, sheer-faced rock formation popular with day hikers. The way to this formation is sheer rock, narrow, and covered in metal hand/foot holds. The descent, with a 30 pound backpack, was sporty.
McAfee Knob is the most photographed spot on the A.T. The view of Roanoke and the surrounding valleys is outstanding. It was a popular spot on Easter Sunday with Virginia Tech students and their parents. I managed to shoo them off the knob long enough to get this picture of me on the knob.