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Hogback Mountain Hike

June 9, 2018
Girls on the Appalachian Trail

June is a good month to see mountain laurel in Shenandoah National Park so we went out to Hogback Mountain yesterday. After parking near the 21 mile post on Skyline Drive, we hiked on the Appalachian Trail north to a view point. Here are four pictures: columbine, our girls on the trail, the viewpoint, and…

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North Marshall Hike

November 3, 2016
View from Cliffs at North Marshall (Shenandoah National Park)

Since Front Royal and Skyline Drive gets quite crowded on the weekends this time of year, I took off work early yesterday afternoon to join my family for a little trip. Fall color is still very nice near Front Royal but as you go up in elevation you find trees past peak and brown. I…

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Happy Independence Day!

July 4, 2016
Happy Independence Day!

The weather today in Virginia isn’t the best so I’m glad we decided to go to the fireworks on July 2nd at the Northern Virginia 4-H in Harmony Hollow near the Appalachian Trail south of Front Royal. It took awhile to get out afterwards, but it was a great show. As my friend Luke says,…

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N&W #611 Returns!

June 17, 2016

The 1950 Norfolk and Western Class J steam locomotive #611 made a return appearance this year again crossing the Appalachian Trail National Scenic Corridor at Manassas Gap near Linden, Virginia. Here are a couple of videos from Sunday June 5, 2016. An early morning rain caused the 611 to slip her drivers on the wet…

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Norfolk and Western Class J #611

June 25, 2015
Norfolk and Western Class J #611

On June 6th, 2015 a friend and I went to the Appalachian Trail railroad crossing in Linden to watch the Norfolk and Western Class J #611 steam locomotive pull an excursion train up Linden Hill. The Norfolk Southern B-line crosses the Blue Ridge Mountains at Manassas Gap in Linden. Photos of N&W Class J #611…

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Rattlesnake Weed

May 26, 2015
Rattlesnake Weed

We went on a short family hike on Memorial Day north on the Appalachian Trail from Linden. Shortly after crossing a bridge, there is some Rattlesnake Weed blooming along the trail.

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