Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Camping in Shenandoah National Park -Fall '11 (Part 2)

Hey Everyone!
So back with post number 2 of my camping trip then you can look forward to photos from Maymont!
If you didn't read Part 1 click here or click the link on the side.
So this takes place a day later then from the first post, so this is Sunday!


So I took my car out of the camp site to let dad heat up some water so I could get the sun peaking over the mountains as it rose from its slumber. 
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Shenandoah Valley was blanketed in a fog that was so aw looking. I thought snow had fallen all over but it was that mornings low fog that covered everything below the mountains.

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Sun peaking over Loft mountain behind me and touching the next mountain ridge on its crowns...

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Here is a panoramic view for you guys, click it to get to my Photobucket and view the original

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Our first hike was Bear Fence which has great views and its a decent short climb with rocks to climb over and you better watch your footing on some of them haha. 

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I have no clue why this photo is all squeezed but click it and find out what it is!! It is a really cool formation and it is actually the trail!

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The bluffs are great for views up there and it is a unique trail up there

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The trail has some slight climbing on rocks like this right below. I like this trail not for the views but it is also not a usual trail that most are up there.

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See! The view is great up here!

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Loved looking at this evergreen how it has been shaped from the rocks and the winds!

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More squished photos.....anyways it is people that I past from the path. That is the best view point on the trail

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The moss and the trees and all other nature up there is great to view. Just stop and take a look why don't cha!

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Big Meadows again! Once again clear skies for the second weekend in a row!

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I had my hike boots this time and don't have my dad or girl friend so I ventured deep into the marshy areas of the meadows and found some wildlife, vegetation and a water hole! 

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Dad called me over to two deer just laying in the meadow relaxing away from all the visitors. I accidentally provoked them to get up when I got close (4 feet :P)

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At Big Meadows Lodge past the camp ground and such there is a secret gem! There is a walk up a VERY short trail to give you a great view! Take a look below

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Last stop with out my dad was Dark Hollow Falls! I love this trail and this is the second time in one week!

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Lucky me there wasn't many people on the trail on the way down so I was able to get some photos!

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I had a good ten minutes of no one near the falls before people started to pop out EVERYWHERE. I enjoyed the short time I had alone with the falls. there was no one climbing all over it or people huddling around the pools down at the bottom. 

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Water coming from a water fall has a unique characteristic about it that can draw me in and just be straight up mesmerize to me. 

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I hope to get back soon to the mountains! Hope you enjoyed the photos!

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