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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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Hogback Mountain Hike

June 22, 2013
Family Portrait

There are a few more pictures I wanted to share from our hike last weekend in Shenandoah National Park. With two young girls (ages one and three), short hikes work best so we opted for a short and scenic hike up Hogback Mountain. Views The trail starts off going through a pretty forest with lots…

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Mountain Laurel in Bloom

June 19, 2013
Pretty in Pink

One of the main reasons we went to Hogback Mountain last weekend was to see the mountain laurel. From a previous year, I remember walking through some impressive blooms south of the mountain top. This year I think we were a bit early, but there were still some nice blooms already so I took some…

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Timber Rattler!

June 16, 2013
Coiled and Ready to Strike

On Saturday, we took a nice family hike up to see the mountain laurel on Hogback Mountain in Shenandoah National Park (more on that soon). Shortly on our way, we encountered a timber rattlesnake! I was leading, with my three-year-old in a backpack. I spotted the snake right by the Appalachian Trail as I passed…

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Hiking Hogback Mountain

August 14, 2011
Hiking Hogback Mountain

Seeing Mountain Laurel I was a little late getting out to see mountain laurel this year, but mountain laurel was still blooming nicely on June 18, 2011 at higher elevations. We set out to the highest point in the northern district of Shenandoah National Park, Hogback Mountain. Getting There: Directions Traveling south, we parked at…

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Mountain Laurel Closeups

July 17, 2011
Mountain Laurel Closeups

Here are some closeup pictures of mountain laurel in bloom from our Hogback Mountain hike in June.

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