Walt Hampton

Walt Hampton

Walt Hampton is a retired wildlife biologist and gunsmith from Virginia's Appalachian Mountains. He has been writing for the outdoor market since 1990.
Tuesday, 23 May 2017 00:07

The Hell Hole Bird

“Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.” Jeremiah 33:3

To the locals one of the best-known features of Buck Mountain is the listening rocks, an outcrop of granite on the end of what we call Rocky Ridge. I call the rocks The Old Man because if you look at them from the right angle, you can see the old man’s face. He is the guardian of the Hell Hole and here is where our story begins.