Hiking The Priest in Tyro, Virginia
Sunday we hiked The Priest in Tyro, Virginia as a benefit for colorectal cancer.
Tyro is one of the most beautiful spots in Virginia. There are many hikes to do in Tyro including The Priest, Three Ridges, and Crabtree Falls.
The Priest is the mountain on the left.
At the base of The Priest is Pharsalia, an 1814 plantation that is now a wedding venue and Silver Creek Orchard. Both of these properties are owned by my best friend in high school’s family, so I was lucky to spend a lot of time in this area as a teen.
The Priest hike was a benefit for colorectal cancer.
My friend, Dwayne, is currently being treated for colorectal cancer and organized this hike through Climb for a Cure. Not only did I want to support Dwayne as he battles colorectal cancer, but also my mom.
I have known Dwayne since 1991 and I taught 2 out of his 3 kids.
Hiking participants included Dwayne’s family and friends, and people from Richmond and Maryland.
This hike is not for the faint of heart. The trail goes straight up the mountain and is rocky in many spots.
One part of the trail is beside a creek.
It was a relief to get to the overlook and to know that there would be no more climbing to do. Pharsalia and Silver Creek Orchard can be seen at the base of the mountain.
Dwayne hiked with his daughter, Sarah.
Dwayne’s son, Michael, did a hike in Montana.
I taught Michael very early in my teaching career and haven’t seen him in years.
I have never been to Montana and seeing the scenery behind Michael and his wife makes me really want to take a trip there.
What a beautiful place for that hike. I have family in Virginia, but have never heard of this beautiful area. Adding that to future travel plans. So good to see you creating great memories with special people for great cause.
Thank you so much, Leslie! It was a privilege to help Dwayne raise money for colorectal cancer.
Wow how gorgeous those views are. Great cause and your looking great as well. Have a blessed day.
Thank you so much, Judy! It was a privilege to help Dwayne raise money for colorectal cancer.
Wow! Beautiful view and wonderful cause!!! You, my friend are an inspiration!
Thank you so much, Peggy!
Absolutely gorgeous, and for a great cause!
Thank you so much, Amy! It was a privilege to help Dwayne raise money for colorectal cancer.
What a wonderful way to help research for colorectal cancer. And it’s good to see the hubby in a photo, as well! Y’all look great!
Thank you so much, Julie! It was a privilege to help Dwayne raise money for colorectal cancer.
What a hike! Great cause too.
Thank you so much, Rita! It was a privilege to help Dwayne raise money for colorectal cancer.
What cool thing to do! I loved reading your post and how fun to see a student you taught after all those years! Tonight I am attending a little party fit a friend who just completed her chemo treatment! 🙌🏻
Thank you so much, Karin! Congrats to your friend for completing her chemo!
Amazing views and happy to see you getting out there and supporting a great cause! Way to go!!!
It was a privilege to help Dwayne raise money to fight colorectal cancer.
Wow, a big hike for a great cause. How awesome to catch up with old students.
The views are beautiful too!
Thank you so much, Cindy!
How amazing, Paula! What a wonderful thing to do for such a great cause! The views are magnificent.
Thank you for sharing this,
Thank you so much, Suzanne!
Wow, so beautiful and also inspiring! It is so great to uplift each other in these causes.
Thank you so much, Carrie!
Such a beautiful hike. The views are amazing. Glad you got to go. Prayers and blessings.
Thank you so much, Wendy!
It’s such a small world, I was in the same program as Michael at JMU, and we still keep up online. Great to see such beautiful weather for y’all to hike, even across the country from one another.
It really is a small world, Rebecca! Thank you so much for leaving this comment. Michael was wonderful to have in my classroom and I thought the world of him.
The scenery is amazing!! I am sure you hiking in support of your friend meant a lot to him and his family 🙂
Thank you so much, Cindy! Dwayne is a great friend and it was a privilege to help him to raise money for colorectal cancer.
You are one amazing chick.
Thank you so much!
That sounds like quite a hike! What beautiful views from the top though.
It was a challenge but very worth it for the view.