I've climbed to the top of many a peak in my 30-plus years on the planet, if I do say so myself, but the last time I was at the summit of a mountain, it was Old Rag in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. I came to this awe inspiring pile of dirt not for the views of the Old Dominion countryside, which are stunning, but for the after party. Ben Jones, the guy who played Cooter in"The Dukes of Hazard" (the TV series, not the unfortunate film version of this American classic) used to own a place in nearby Sperryville, where he hosted a semi-regular bluegrass jam session. I never did make it to Cooter's Place -- Sperryville isn't the easiest place to locate on a map -- but I certainly made it to the top of that mountain.
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