I thought this section deserved its own page as it was a key highlight for some of the views we experienced. Now, there are a couple of different definitions of the Triple Crown: some well known ones are:
The Triple Crown in American Horse Racing; winning the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and Belmont Stakes in a single season.
The Triple Crown of Hiking; the three major U.S. long-distance hiking trails: Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), the Appalachian Trail (AT) and the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) completing them in ones lifetime.
Virginia's Triple Crown - Dragon's Tooth, McAfee Knob & Tinker Cliffs. This Triple Crown is an experience that features some of the best hiking, and views, in the Roanoke Valley in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains. I am sure there are and will be other great views and hikes further along the trail, which MacGyver and I most certainly are looking forward to, however, this "Triple Crown" was a memorable experience!
MacGyver is fearless sitting on the "tooth"! With cliffs on both sides!!
Climbing down from the Tooth was "tricky"!
Yes there is a cliff to my left!
Bad Ass Brothers on the AT!
Although Dragon's Tooth and McAfee Knob were fantastic views, Tinkers Cliff offered such a wide range of panoramic and beautiful views that seemed to go on for miles along the cliff!
Observe this and the next 4 pictures of MacGyver.....nice and "safe" views.....???
Same spot...same cliff!....and a beautifully "safe" view!!
Does this look like MacGyver is trying to hitchhike on Tinkers Cliff? He had no luck so he had to walk down!
27.09 | 17:20
Hi Possum! MacGyver and I finished up on Sept.7th with 351 miles in this year. False alarm on MacGyver taking ill. He was dehydrated but recovered in about 2 days. Was great to meet you this year!
27.09 | 17:16
Hey Pinnacle! Great to meet and hike with you also! And great advice on the next section we did. Thanks!
06.09 | 16:10
Great meeting you and your Brother at Eagles nest.
06.09 | 16:07
It was great meeting you and brother at Eagles nest Pinnacle