for good reason. The summit offers an impressive 360 degree view of the Peaks of Otter area and even on a cloudy day with a low cloud ceiling, as it was on our walk, it was awesome!
|Sharp Top Mtn, only 1.5 miles to the top but an elevation change of 1300ft! A nice leg stretch!|
|we did have to be extra cautious, wet and slippery!|
|yes, I'm cold! Prob 42 degrees and windy! But worth it!!|
|a visit to Peaks of Otter winery after our hike;) all fruit wines and mostly too sweet for me but interesting!|
get our history fix.
On April 9, 1865, Confederate commander, Robert E. Lee, surrendered his men to Ulysses S. Grant, general-in-chief of all United States Forces. The end of the Civil War. The actual surrender did not happen at the courthouse but at the home of the McLean family very close by. As always, when we visit a well known historical site, we find out many interesting details that we would not otherwise have known.
|the McLean House|
|McLean House parlor where the terms of surrender were written by Grant|
More wineries than
breweries in this area....
|Rebec Winery-we bought an herb-infused wine here!|