Posts Tagged ‘ Shenandoah National Park ’

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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Compton Peak Fall View

November 12, 2017
View from Western Overlook at Compton Peak

We had some good friends visiting us over the November 4-5th weekend so we went up into Skyline Drive for a short hike (mile up and down) to Compton Peak. Fall color was still really nice the first weekend of November. We saw lots of chipmunks getting ready for winter (sorry no chipmunk pictures as…

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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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Lands Run Gap Fire Road Hike

September 5, 2016
Black Bear Seen From the Lands Run Fire Road

We took a family hike today down to see the Lands Run Falls in Shenandoah National Park. It’s only about a half mile down from the parking lot near Skyline Drive mile post nine. Nevertheless I was pleased we didn’t have to carry anyone on the way back. We have a theory that it’s better…

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March 16, 2014

Yesterday was a beautiful spring-like day so we went on a short hike on the Dickey Ridge Trail from Front Royal into Shenandoah National Park. Although they are not native to North America, the crocuses were beautiful. Kristy took this photograph of the crocus flowers just past the first Skyline Drive crossing. Thanks goes to…

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The Limberlost Trail

July 6, 2013
Gretchen with a Hiking Stick

We’ve driven right past the Limberlost Trail many times over the years. When we visited Shenandoah National Park, we always had bigger trails in mind than this little 1.3 mile loop right off Skyline Drive. Now that we have a one-year-old and a three-year-old, however, it seemed like the perfect time to hike this popular…

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