Posts Tagged ‘ Skyline Drive ’

Momma and Cub

June 9, 2018
Close-up of the Black Bear Cub

One reason to keep your speed in check on Skyline Drive is you otherwise might miss seeing wildlife from the road. Yesterday we spotted this Momma Bear and her cub:

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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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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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