Posts Tagged ‘ Shenandoah National Park ’

Hiking Compton Peak

February 23, 2009
Hiking Compton Peak

For travelers entering Shenandoah National Park at Front Royal, the hike up to Compton Peak is an interesting short hike. The Appalachian Trail and Sidetrails My wife and I made the 1.2 mile one-way trip up on the Appalachian Trail from Jenkins Gap (near Skyline Drive Milepost 12). Alternatively, hikers can opt for a shorter…

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Orange Fungi

February 20, 2009
Orange Fungi

I took this picture on a hike last fall up to Compton Peak in Shenandoah National Park.  Is it chicken of the woods? Note:  Make sure you know what you’re doing before eating any mushroom.  I am NOT a mycologist.

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Maple in Fall

November 2, 2008
Maple in Fall

My wife and I hiked the Harris Hollow Trail in Shenandoah National Park on Friday.  The bright fall color of this maple tree stood out along the trail.

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Hiking Cedar Run and Whiteoak Canyon

August 13, 2008
Hiking Cedar Run and Whiteoak Canyon

A circuit hike down the Cedar Run Trail and back up through Whiteoak Canyon is an excellent and challenging hike in Shenandoah National Park. There are numerous waterfalls along the route and hikers can enjoy the numerous swimming holes in the summer, if they don’t mind cold mountain water. Opposite the Hawksbill Gap Parking area,…

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Turk’s Cap Lily

August 10, 2008
Turk’s Cap Lily

Hiking up Whiteoak Canyon in Shenandoah National Park, we spotted some Turk’s Cap Lillies.

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Wild Raspberry

August 8, 2008
Wild Raspberry

This is a picture of a raspberry on a bush along the Cedar Run Trail.

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