Tag: shenandoah national park

Climbing up a Mountain

Once again the mountains of Shenandoah National Park in Virginia were calling my name. Indeed, one in particular – Old Rag Mountain beckoned me even more. A perennial favorite of the Mountain Club of Maryland a group of us headed out to Virginia for an autumn hike. I […]

Wild Columbine

Columbines by: Teresa Hooley (1888-1973) Airily poised in the garden bed, Delicate saffron, white and rose, With gossamer petals lightly spread The columbines flutter upon their toes. Wait, till the moonlight sets them free! They’ll stir, they’ll shake off the dew, they’ll go Dancing, dancing (but you’ll not […]

Bambi

Along with Bambi, I was jumping for joy in the early morn. Visiting Big Meadows on Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park in Virginia, the trip was to discover fawns in all of their spotted glory. I wasn’t the only one out at dawn trolling the meadow in […]

Kissing Buddies

It was dark on the meadow. The sky heavy with clouds with the rising sun hidden behind. The bucks were out and slowing winding down from a fun evening out. A younger buck, quite friendly walked up to another buck. Cleary his kissing cousin. Big Meadows on Skyline […]

The Contenders

Dawn at Big Meadows, Shenandoah National Park. Time for a duel. A duel between youth and age. In one side of the corner is the ten-point buck. At least five years of age, due to the growth of his antlers. Marked with a big green “X” and a […]

What Will You Discover?

“What Will You Discover?” Is the calling of Luray Caverns and Museums, located in Luray, Virginia on the outskirts of Shenandoah National Park. This natural and historical place boasts of past life in the Shenandoah Valley and mysterious caverns below the earth’s surface. Many visitors that come to […]

Massanutten Lodge

Shenandoah National Park’s humble beginnings began in the late 1800’s when George H. Pollock and his Miners Lodge Copper Company partner, Stephen M. Allen purchased 5,371 acres from the Stony Man Mining Company. Not wealthy men, they schemed and managed to sell over thirty building lots on mortgage […]

And Then the Clouds Cleared

A mid-October visit to the Shenandoah mountains was filled with rainy days and overcast skies. Though it wasn’t the most pleasant of weather, the storm created its magic along the rolling mountains. But then the clouds cleared in the afternoon and the brilliant autumn colors shone brightly with […]