By Sharon Canter

Surviving Winter At Grayson

Equipment Info
NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D300S
State/Province/Region
VA
Country
US
Town
Volney, 8 miles east
Description

This January hike was quite memorable as my family and I hiked to Massie Gap at Grayson Highlands State Park in Virginia. The conditions were fierce at 0 degrees with strong wind gusts and blowing snow. These feral ponies that call Massie Gap home were having a difficult time finding food and rarely raised their heads. One pony eventually (as my hands were freezing) raised his head for a moment, and I could see the snow and ice frozen around his eyes. On later hikes, I have noticed several of these same ponies and know that they have adapted to this often harsh environment.

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Date Added
April 10, 2012
Date Taken
April 10, 2012

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