I remember doing that one long ago, and enjoying dipping in some polls along the way. One time a snake came out. Continuing up to Hawksbill Mountain (if I'm remembering my geography) there were often nettles before getting to cross Skyline Dr. I hope you had good weather for it. I'd like to do Old Rag again one day with my kids. I sometimes used to camp on Old Rag (which tells you how long back it was), and then go camp on top of Mt. Robeson.
I remember seeing snakes too when I did it a long time ago. This time I went with Madeline (it was her idea) and it was a great time to go because the streams were all running high due to the previous rain. So the waterfalls were all pretty spectacular. Madeline is really into hiking now and she’s good at it. I used to be the fastest hiker I knew but she outpaced me - almost.
Cool! I used to do a lot of hiking and running at her age. Tell her hi!