Posts Tagged ‘ Shenandoah National Park ’

Indian Pipe

July 2, 2013
Indian Pipe

Last weekend we hiked the Limberlost Trail in Shenandoah National Park. I’ll write some more on that soon, but wanted to share this picture of Indian Pipe, a unique flower I spotted for the first time on the hike. According to Wildflowers of the Shenandoah Valley and Blue Ridge Mountains: No chlorophyll is produced; food…

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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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Skyland Dining Room View

November 12, 2011
Skyland Dining Room View

Today was a beautiful November day. There was still some snow along shady parts of Skyline Drive. We ate dinner in Shenandoah National Park this evening at the Skyland Dining Room. Maybe the best restaurant view in Virginia…?

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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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Mountain Laurel Along the Appalachian Trail

July 15, 2011
Mountain Laurel Along the Appalachian Trail

Here are some pictures of blooming mountain laurel on our June hike up Hogback Mountain in Shenandoah National Park along the Appalachian Trail.

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