In part two, we'll go to the summit of Sharp Top Mountain. 3875 foot elevation with a magnificent 360 degree panoramic view. On a clear day it's possible to see Smith Mountain Lake, Bedford area, the Peaks Lodge and Abbot Lake nestled at the base of the mountain.
There is a bus ride that brings you close to the summit and reduces the walk to a mere few hundred feet. We will catch the 2:00 bus (unless you choose to hike up), which costs $5 for one way or $8 for a round trip. After the great shots at the top, we will hike down the mountain ( 1.5 miles ) pausing for photos along the way or you can ride the bus back down and do more photography at the bottom.
We will join back together for dinner at the Peaks of Otter Lodge or other place to be determined.
After our meal, we'll head to the Parkway overlook and set up to photograph the moonrise at 7:48, getting shots of the night sky and Sharp Top, also.
View of Abbot Lake and Peaks Lodge from the summit of Sharp Top
Shelter at the Summit of Sharp Top