In fact, mom snuck this one in. It was right after our beautiful Rough Ridge overlook hike and mom was like "So, let's do the Green Knob trail, we've never done it, it doesn't look to hard."
So we were like "We got this!" but I think we do need to be reading mom's hiking guide and looking at the levels, this was Moderate/Difficult and between 2.5-2.7 miles.
There was some really nice forests on the trail, with lots of creek waters. So this isn't too bad!
Then we did go under the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Then the landscape did change, it was no more creeks.
The BP made it about 1.5 miles in (on top of the other half mile he had already done! Wow!) when he decided it was time for a Goldfish Cracker Break. We all agreed and nommed on Fishes.
There had been cows there recently, because of fresh cow poops. I never saw a cow, but the BP did see the poops and said "EWWWWW! NASTY!" BOL! About this time, the BP had enough and rode in his BP carrier the rest of the way.
It was a great hike, so pretty and different, even if it was long. But, I guess that just proved that mom isn't too over the hill to go up and over all those little hills. :)