The Channels / by Dave Hileman

This is a fantastic rock labyrinth atop a mountain in Southwest Virginia. About 25 miles north of the village of Meadowview (mile 24 on I-81) on a switchback road to a pass in the mountains you arrive at the parking area for your 3.2 mile hike to the summit. What you find when you get there is well worth the trip and, while the view is very nice, it is not the view that propels you. More this week about the Channels.