Brief Directions: Exit 35 of Route 81 in Virginia. Follow Whitetop Road to Route 58. Make left on Route and follow to the entrace to Grayson Highlands State Park. Hike Appalachian Trail 4 miles to the trail to the top of Mt Rogers
Best Season: Autumn
Description: The sun was setting as I came upon this wild pony grazing near the Appalachian Trail in Grayson Highlands near Massie Gap. He briefly paused when he heard my footsteps and looked up at my approach. After a moment he continued to graze while I watched for several minutes before continuing on the trail.
The Grayson Highlands are in southwest Virginia near the North Carolina border.