Interesting geology, actually, the mountain is formed of "Old Rag Granite", very different in appearance from the Catoctin greenstone that dominates the area. The USGS has a more detailed history, with helpful pictures, at
As with the first two groups of "rent free" renters, we were handed a list of minor repairs (hmpf) and cosmetic finishing steps (hah) to complete during our four day stay. Good times were had nevertheless, with food and drink in excess of our ability to consume and a couple of strolls in the woods to settle our stomachs.
We chose not to climb Old Rag, though, opting for neighboring Mt. Robertson -- less ornately crowned with rubble, but six feet higher than its more popular neighbor.
|Old Rag Cabin|
|Christmas Dinner 2016|
|High tech wood stove!|
More photos are at https://goo.gl/photos/