This lovely creek was just about 50 yards from the highway. A wonderful end to our journey.
(actually we still had about 5 miles to go, but it was right next to the highway. Mount Rogers Wilderness is a bit of a patchwork, interlaced with roads and small farming communities. In some ways that’s part of the charm of an Eastern wilderness. Though there’s also a lot to be said for the Western style of wilderness, where you can be a three or four day hike from the nearest human)