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Sep 8, 2018 - Shenandoah National Park

And today we are heading into the Shenandoah National Park and will spend one night there—maybe two—and at least stop at the visitor center to see what is going on. We’ll also drive through the park one end to the other. It will be slow going (35 mph max in this park), but if we remember correctly from many years ago, it is incredibly beautiful. After that, it will be pretty much a straight shot home. We’ll try to see if we can do a better job of finding Corps of Engineers campgrounds, state parks, and such. I’m getting really tired of...

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Apr 28, 2017 - Blue Ridge Parkway

We got an early start this morning because we were planning to drive the Blue Ridge Parkway (with a 45 mph limit) and through Shenandoah National Park (with a 35 mph limit). The drive across the parkway was spectacular. We stopped at almost every pullout for the first half of the drive and Sam took pictures everywhere. Gorgeous views of mist and clouds in the valleys with mountains poking up out of them. We figured that we would not be able to get a campsite in Shenandoah because it is all first come/first served until May 6 when it becomes...

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Sep 5, 2016 - Skyline drive again

We drove the middle section; see first 4 photos for map route, other pic also on that route, including a short section of AT. I made changes to video setting on iPad but the format is still unaccepted by this app. The 4 pano pics were taken from the video which would not load in app.

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Sep 4, 2016 - Skyline drive

I tried to post a video, but the format was not compatible. Shenondoa park and skyline drive. We started skyline Drive in the middle of it or a little below the middle went to the end of it. The thing about skyline Drive is that once you stop at a turn out you take pictures you walk the dog and get in and do it again. tomorrow going to go up north and try to do the first section.

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Oct 16, 2015 - The Skyway through Shenandoah National Park

After breakfast today we headed out of Washington, DC toward Shenandoah Nat'nl Park entering the Skyway at Front Royal. Near the entry we stopped by the Apple Co. restaurant for some tasty apple dumplings with coffee to enjoy along our drive. The views and colors along the ridge on the skyway were fantastic. About noon we went a short way out of the park to the historic town of Luray to see the caverns. These caverns were discovered in 1878 and are some of the most renowned in the world. At its deepest part, 165 feet down, we listened to...

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Jun 7, 2015 - Shenandoah Valley, VA

We arrived at Shenandoah River State Park on a cool and muggy afternoon. it was the first day without rain in a week, so we felt blessed as we set up 'camp.' After being initially unable to obtain reservations for Saturday night, we finally got a last-minute opening, and were able to get into the only available spot in the park. We figured we'd be at the WalMart in Front Royal, so again we felt blessed. (We were somewhat irritated that the so-called "RV" section was filled with BoyScouts in tents, who weren't using the water and power. We...

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Oct 21, 2014 - Skyline Drive

After the Samboree we decided to head toward Skyline Drive and camp at the Mathew's Arm Campground for a few days. Unfortunately the weather did not cooperate. But Monday the sun came out for the morning and we took a nice hike. Then the rains came. Debbie had a medical appt. so she took the jeep and headed home on Wednesday and Tom came home on Friday with the motorhome. While there we did see a beautiful rainbow. It is hard to get good photo's of rainbows with my camera but took a few as you will see in the photo's attached.

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Sep 18, 2014 - sept 16 shenandoah natl park

We planned on staying at loft mt cg, but wanted to get some miles in so made it halfway through park and stayed at big meadows cg. The road here is called skyline drive and it continues the blueridge drive. The hills here don't seem as high , but the views of the valleys on both sides are spectacular.

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Aug 3, 2014 - Old Rag

Sunday morning, we woke early and broke camp. We were on the road by 8, arriving at the trailhead for Old Rag around 9. Despite our early start, the parking lot was already almost full. Old Rag is a very popular hike! Our initial 7-day admission receipt allowed us to hike Old Rag without paying another fee. From the parking lot, we walked down Nethers Road for just under a mile to the end and got on Ridge Trail to begin our ascent. The Ridge Trail wastes no time in heading up. For a couple of miles, it was switchback after switchback as the...

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Aug 2, 2014 - Little Devil Stairs & Little Stony Man

Saturday morning, we woke up early and started making our way north on Skyline Drive towards the Dickey Ridge Visitor Center. Along the way, we had to stop for some deer crossing the road. Wildlife crossings are a common sight along Skyline Drive. We arrived at the visitor center and got ready for a short hike to warm up our legs. As we were getting ready, I walked behind the visitor center to enjoy a wonderful view of the valley beyond in the morning light. Then we got started hiking across the street on Fox Hollow Trail. Initially, the...

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Aug 1, 2014 - Overall Run Falls

This past weekend, we headed north to Virginia for a weekend of camping and hiking in Shenandoah National Park. The forecast for the weekend suggested a lot of rain and thunderstorms, but we hoped for the best. We met at Walmart in Oxford and caravanned to the park, taking the more scenic route of US-15 north most of the way. It drizzled most of the way up, but never rained heavily. And by the time we arrived at the park, the rain had stopped. We entered the park through the Thornton Gap entrance and after paying for admission, we headed...

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Jun 8, 2014 - Our 40th Wedding Anniversary

Today we celebrated 40 years of marriage. We took a day trip to Skyline Drive and had a great time. Did you know: Construction of Shenandoah National Park’s Skyline Drive began in July 1931 on an acquired 100-foot right-of-way through privately owned land. The park was not established until four-and-a-half years later.

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