Monday, October 22, 2018

Shenandoah National Park


Happy Monday Everyone!


Hubby and I took a road trip to visit Shenandoah National Park and the Skyline Drive. We spent one night in nearby Harrisonburg Va so we could be closer to the southern section of the Skyline Drive. 

From Front Royal to the South River Falls parking area is 72.1 miles. On our first day we hiked the South River Falls trail, which was close to 4 miles round trip. It was a sunny day in the 50's. Here are some photos from the Skyline Drive and our hike to the waterfalls. 





The hike is listed as moderate to strenuous. The 83 ft. falls is close to 850 ft change in elevation, I felt that hike on the walk back up the trail to the car. 



The trail down to the South River Falls follows along the creek.


The view of falls is being taken over by trees and other vegetation. You may have a better view of the falls if you take the trail all the way to the bottom.


The stream leads to the waterfalls.


The Pileated Woodpecker was spotted a few times. I heard a few Juncos and Kinglets.




Thanks for your visit today!  I hope you enjoyed my post and photos.



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54 comments:

  1. Hello Eileen,

    I had trouble commenting on your last post, but now everything works well. Beautiful photos. It looks like fall in the area you visited.
    Happy Monday!

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  2. What a lovely place to go for a walk Eileen and seeing a Wood pecker was a bonus

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  3. Quanto de lindo a ver nesse parque! Belexa de fotos!bjs praianos, chica

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  4. Hello Eileen!
    What a beautiful park! The views are breathtaking! Wonderful images!
    Lovely Autumn scenery! Great captures of the waterfalls and the preety Woodpecker!
    Wishing you a lovely day and a happy week!
    Dimi...

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  5. A suitable place for a hike...I like the "punk" woodpecker very much! His red crest is amazing. Wonderful nature!

    Thanks for sharing. Have a great week!

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  6. What a great place to hike! Beautiful! It's been many years since I've driven the Skyline Drive, but I remember it's beauty-

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  7. ...another glorious spot to put on the list.

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  8. The hike to these falls remind me of The trail to Dark Hollow Falls. The waterfall, though, is completely different.

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  9. Good morning Eieen, thanks for more beauty that you've shared...I feel as if I was walking along that stream. And oh the joy of working those muscles coming back up...glad it was you and not me. Have a great Monday.

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  10. Hello, Just read your post. Beautiful photos.
    Have a nice week ahead.

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  11. That pop of red sure makes the woodpecker stand out! :-)

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  12. I guess if you're going to see waterfalls you'll have to climb a bit.

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  13. It is such a beautiful park and so full of wonderful trails to hike. It has been quite a long time since I visited it so I enjoy your photos. Eileen.

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  14. Always such a treat to be with you, E!

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  15. that trail is just gorgeous. I doubt I could to the trail, I might make it for an hour, this looks like a real hike, we walk on flat ground here so not training for this type of trail.

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  16. Beautiful walk, the scenery is outstanding, thanks Eileen.

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  17. What a delight to see again, I love to relive memories of this lovely area

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  18. Beautiful and natural trail to walk on and I like little creeks alike… and a trail along should be refreshing to follow.

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  19. gorgeous captures eileen, the pleated is so bright and red!!!

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  20. Very nice pileatd trying to hide there on the tree trunk. A beautiful walk -- I really enjoy trails that end at waterfalls. Such a sense of a wonderful reward at the end of the walk (except of course, then you have to hike back -- but I guess the car at the trailhead is a kind of reward too!). Lots of rewards on this beautiful trail along the way to that ultimate prize ... thanks for sharing the journey.

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  21. What a wonderful place for a hike.

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  22. Another beautiful hike and a Pileated Woodpecker as a reward!

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  23. Oh, if only I could see a pileated woodpecker! That trail looks awesome...and the falls!

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  24. A beautiful hike with lots of pretty scenery. Nice waterfall and woodpecker. The autumn colours are outstanding. Have a wonderful day and new week.

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  25. What a beautiful place for a walk.

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  26. The park is nature’s wonderland. The rippling of the creek in the forest and the rush of the waterfall must have been wonderful to experience in person.

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  27. A splendid place for a hike! Beautiful shots!

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  28. Very beautiful and the walk looks lovely. Thanks for sharing.

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  29. What a magnificent place ~ love the waterfall ~ gorgeous photos of nature's delights!

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  30. Such a nice place to take a hike and it is nice when the weather cooperates with you. : )

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  31. I love to say Shenandoah. Lovely name and lovely park!

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  32. We heat about these wonderful places and it is really nice to get to read about them. The park looks so beautiful.

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  33. Oh Eileen, you reminded me that i miss seeing waterfalls. They are always my first choice if ever it is included in an itinerary.

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  34. A really lovely post Eileen. Great waterfall!

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  35. Wow good documented walk. Like it.

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  36. Wow, what a beautiful view over the mountains ! and the wood and waterfall is so pretty ! I also would love to walk in there and take pictures !!

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  37. Wonderful view in the first photo and I live the pileated woodpecker

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  38. Woods and water falls. What more could you ask for. Looks very fall-ish! Hope you're having a good week.

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  39. Shenandoah is such a special place...good shot on the pileated!

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  40. lovely area of VA. glad u had fun. ( ;

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  41. Hello Eileen. Beautiful place. Wonderful photos. Have a nice week ahead.

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  42. Beautiful place! Too bad the parking spot want at the bottom of the hill instead. Lots easier to do the hill on the first part of the walk. But it sounds like it was a perfect day. I've been there, at least in that area up above the river. When I was there, there was a herd of horses running along the edge. Beautiful!

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  43. Hello Eileen, thanks for your kind comment. I have to work hard because the convoy is going to Romania.
    Your pictures are as always very nice!
    I greet you warmly Crissi

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  44. Great pictures Eileen. I like it. This place looks a lot like Béjar.
    Thanks for your visits.
    I wish you a good Wednesday.
    Besos.

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  45. It is always great to see one of my favorite areas through another's camera lens. Thank you for sharing these Eileen. Your photos are always enjoyable. Enjoy the rest of your week.

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  46. Eileen - nice job capturing the pileated. I have seen one around the house a couple of times lately, but never when I have my phone handy!

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  47. Fabulous photographs …
    That sky is so blue.
    It looks a great place to walk.

    All the best Jan

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