Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Shenandoah National Park

I just returned from a beautiful visit to Shenandoah National Park during the peak of Autumn foliage season.

My first day was a little bit drizzly so I spent some time in Luray Caverns.

The formations were amazing.

I hiked to the top of Stony Man Mountain.

Autumn foliage as seen from Skyline Drive.

Mountain views from every vista

Row upon row of mountains

A view of Old Rag, a popular spot for climbers

Yet another stunning vista

Can you see the profile of the Stony Man? Me neither.....

Last bit of sunlight on the mountain

On a clear day I hiked to Whiteoak Canyon Falls, at 86 feet the second highest waterfall in the park.

The path was covered with jewel colored leaves.

Another waterfall in Whiteoak Canyon

The woods were filled with gold and orange hues.

Beauty everywhere I looked

Lower Whiteoak Falls

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11 Comments:

At 9:58 PM, Blogger Andrew Kleiner said...

Wow. I am incredibly jealous. Thank you for sharing. What kind of camera do you use? Lately, I have been having serious lighting trouble with my point and click digital. Your pictures are fantastic.

 
At 10:02 PM, Blogger Anne said...

Thanks Andrew, I'm so glad you liked my photos. I used a Canon Rebel for about half the photos, and I used a Canon Powershot for the rest of them. When I go hiking and don't want to carry a big camera I find the Powershot works just fine.
I think I was just lucky to have such a beautiful place to photograph!

 
At 9:35 PM, Anonymous Laura Hanson said...

Anne, These shots are beautiful. I'll check out the canon when I look for a new point and click digital. As I recall they are rated pretty well in consumer reports. The colors were spectacular in your pics. Could sort of see the old man looking up, but I never have a good eye for those things. I always love your blog! Laura

 
At 9:53 PM, Blogger Anne said...

Thanks so much Laura, I'm glad you liked the pictures! Shenandoah is such a pretty park, it's easy to take good pictures....

 
At 10:38 AM, Blogger Racn4acure said...

Love your pictures. Isn't the White Oak Canyon Falls pretty? I was hiking near there this past Sunday, on the Limberlost trail. You saw nicer foliage. Beautiful park, isn't it? Glad you had a good trip, and thanks for sharing your wonderful photos. Art

 
At 2:51 PM, Blogger Anne said...

Hi Art, Thanks! Yes, White Oak Canyon is very pretty. I was there on Sunday also. Doesn't that intersect Limberlost trail? I think I saw a sign. We were probably very close to each other!!! Too bad we didn't know!

 
At 10:13 PM, Blogger Racn4acure said...

Yep, Limberlost and WOC trails intersect in two places. How funny! Small world, Anne! I even considered walking a bit of the White Oak Canyon Trail, just down to the falls. It was a pretty day up there. I am glad that you got to take such a nice trip! I love SNP and wish I could go there every week! My planned trip nearly two weeks ago was rained out. Art

 
At 7:39 PM, Blogger Anne said...

Hi Art, That's funny, we could have been on the same trail! Yes, Shenandoah is very pretty. It's about four hours for me to get to, and this is the first time that I have been there....

 
At 7:29 AM, Blogger Racn4acure said...

Another National Park for you, Anne! Keep going! It is about 2 hours for me, so it is one of my most visited and favorite ones. Enjoy the day! Art

 
At 8:57 PM, Blogger Wang, Le said...

Anne,

I really enjoyed those beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing.

With Loving Baha'i Greetings,

Le

 
At 11:14 PM, Blogger Anne said...

Thank you Le, I'm so glad you enjoyed them. I spent some time reading the articles on your blog, I really enjoy it! Looking forward to seeing more...

 

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