Here is the track, hiked counter-clockwise. The purple star marks the west summit of Mount Pleasant. We didn't bother hiking to the east summit, as there was no view in the fog.
I don't have an elevation profile, but I am guessing we had about 1,300 feet of elevation gain and loss, moderate but not extreme.
Here are some photos of our foggy day:
The first mile is level and very mellow!
My friend Doug takes a short break, surrounded by this plant which I didn't try to identify.
This big maple looks ghostly in the fog.
Summit at 4,000 feet!
What a view from the top of Mount Pleasant!
(I couldn't resist - here is the view when it is not foggy!)
This spider web looks bejeweled, doesn't it?
This would be a great campsite for a future trek, as long as one doesn't mind going a ways for water.
This was my fifth hike in this area, and I always seem to find at least one amazing mushroom.
We saw many beautiful wildflowers along the trail.
Yes, it was not the best weather for a hike (highs in the 60's F. in Virginia in July? Really?) and we almost talked ourselves into staying home, but I am very glad we got out there and got in some trail miles in a beautiful area.