A walk in the woods: Shenandoah National Park 2012

A selection of photos from our inaugural Spring walking weekend in Shenandoah National Park, Memorial Day weekend, May 2012.

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View over the Shenandoah National Park

Day 1: Along the Appalachian Trail to the summit of Mary’s Rock

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Introducing Lexi, on the Appalachian trail

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Introducing Mum, on the Appalachian trail

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Views over Shenandoah National Park and the valley

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An Appalachian Trail hut

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Signing the Trail register

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Look bear scat! Although no sign of any bears this time.

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View over Thornton Gap from the summit of Mary’s Rock

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Reading the guidebook to see what’s next

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On the trail

Day 2: Falls of Overall Loop

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On the trail


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A rather large snake (about 7ft long, possibly a Black Rat Snake?) blocks our way, only reluctantly slithering away after we stamped our feet for a while

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Cooling our feet in the river

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Me sitting at the outlook

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Me and Lexi at the outlook, with Virginia’s mountains in the background

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Overall Run Falls

Day 3: Robertson Mountain

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A young deer calf

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Summit panorama from the summit of Robertson mountain

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Summit celebration

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Customary lunch break on the summit

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We had these beautiful views all to ourselves, not a soul around

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Wilting in the afternoon heat

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Soaked by a late afternoon thunderstorm, less than a mile from the car

One thought on “A walk in the woods: Shenandoah National Park 2012

  1. Pingback: A walk in the woods II: Shenandoah National Park 2013 | ben.collins.outdoors

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