Back in 2007 (surely I was much hardier then)....'the husband' and I climbed Looking Glass Mountain. Well....not the face of it....this view can be seen from the Blue Ridge Parkway.
We took a rough trail from the backside of the mountain. When we reached the top....this was the view.
And where I rested FAR from the barren edge!!
So yes.....we have managed to explore some of the zillion trails within the many local forests. Unfortunately, there are not many that allow dogs....and now that 'the husband' is more bonded with our black lab than he is with me......we haven't visited too many sites lately.