Thursday, July 25, 2019

Shenandoah Nat'l Park Part II

Happy Thankful Thursday!

I am sharing photos from the 2nd day of our overnight visit to Shenandoah Nat'l Park. We started off early morning on a hard strenuous hike to the Hawksbill Summit. This trail is .8 miles all up hill. Round trip 1.6 miles on the Hawksbill trail, on this day we hiked a total of 4.5 miles. 



I have tried hiking this trail before and had to turn back due to a bad case of Vertigo. I was determined to complete this hike on this visit. 


A view of the Hawksbill Summit. 


We saw a few Dark-eyed Juncos at the summit. 


Hiking up the trail we noticed various warblers on the ground. We saw a few Black and White Warblers and a female American Redstart. 



Another Black and White Warbler. We were happy to be one of the first hikers on the trail that morning, the birds were all over the place. 


Below is a Black and White Warbler and possibly a Worm-eating Warbler? 



Lots of pretty wildflowers near the Hawksbill summit.



I am guessing this is bee balm?


Another view from the Hawksbill Summit.




I am thankful to complete a hike, especially a strenuous hike.  am thankful for all your visits and comments. 


Thank you Michelle for hosting Thankful Thursday
Thank you to Yogi the host of   Skywatch Friday



Thanks so much for visiting and for your nice comments on my previous post. Have a happy day!

49 comments:

  1. A paisagem é espectacular, aproveito para desejar a continuação de uma boa semana.

    Andarilhar
    Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
    O prazer dos livros

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  2. Que beleza de passeio!! Lindas tuas fotos! beijos praianos, tudo de bom,chica

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  3. Amazing Shenandoah National Park . Thanks for all pics.

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  4. Seems odd to see Black-and-white Warblers on the ground.

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  5. ...another gorgeous spots, thanks for sharing. I hope that you are enjoying your week.

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  6. Hari OM
    I am thankful to have you to do that hike on our behalf! I too get vertigo and would have to stand well back - but I do appreciate the view! YAM xx

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  7. I wonder who made the stone look-out area? They are cemented together. It could be a hundred years old or...like ten.

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    1. Most work on the nationals parks were done by the CCC, thanks to President Roosevelt.

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  8. Your photos are always stunning!☺

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  9. Wild flowers and charming birds- a fabulous combination to enjoy!

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  10. These are great...so glad you puffed and huffed your way to the top to share with us! Such sweet little birds along the way too! Have a great weekend!

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  11. The landscape well deserved the long hiking!
    Lovely birds!

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  12. Shenandoah is so lovely! I've been once and would love to return. Makes me think of the song, Oh Shenandoah :)

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  13. I would give that top part a miss, as I am no good with heights,But lovely walking track and always, beautiful feathered friends.

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  14. Gorgeous views. I need to convince my husband to go there (in the Fall, when it's not so hot). I had never seen a black & white warbler - very pretty.

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  15. I love those warblers that you saw Eileen! The vertigo didn't defeat you this time!

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  16. Nice job with the hike! Looks like the views were worth it.

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  17. That sounds like a hard hike for a lot of reasons! I am thankful all the time that the trails here are flat! It would be a challenge to hike those steep trails now! Love seeing the pretty little birds and wildflowers you saw. The view is spectacular....and the two of you have fun!

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  18. Hello,

    Yes, it's a white Bee Balm. It's very pretty!
    Beautiful images.

    Happy Weekend!

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  19. Great views from the high ground, Eileen!

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  20. Very well done on completing this hike.
    Fabulous photographs and what a view that is! Wow!

    Lovely post.

    All the best Jan

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  21. What a wonderful hike! Shenandoah has such amazing views.

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  22. That last view is awesome!

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  23. I love this area Im dying to go back when things smooth out here enough for a trip. The birds are great and the wildflowers are amazing! Glad you got your hike in this time. Vertigo has stopped me a time or two also.

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  24. so the early bird gets the worm. I find it's always going to be better if you can get an early start before crowds show up.

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  25. I’be never seen that warbler before.

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  26. Great view from that viewpoint...and lovely critters!
    So relaxing after a long climbing.
    Have a nice day!

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  27. " Der Weg ist das Ziel",dazu dieser weite Ausblick - wunderbar!
    Ein schönes Wochenende und LG

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  28. Well done to make it to the summit.The birds and the scenery is lovely. Vertigo is no fun.

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  29. Simply Beautiful & Good On You - Proud Of Ya

    Cheers

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  30. I've never been to this park so I really loved seeing your photos. The short, though steep hike is just the kind we enjoy, and I always look forward to the descent. LOL
    Have a great weekend!
    Toni

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  31. Those views are spectacular and good for you for giving it another try. The wild flowers are so pretty.
    I think those flowers are bee balm too!

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  32. Beautiful views!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  33. Hello Eileen,
    Nice series of photos of your walking tour.
    The view is amazing.
    All perfectly photographed, my compliments.
    Best regards, Irma

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  34. Eileen, can I follow your blog via email? If so, How?
    Crystal

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  35. Well done for going back and beating the vertigo - the trip looks well worth it, what a lot of lovely birds you saw.

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  36. I love the selfie shadowy photo. I hate vertigo, I suffer from it too. After a long absence, my vertigo returned while visiting Bryce Canyon. Must be the heights too.

    Worth a Thousand Words

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  37. Excellent shots. I like the Black and White I have never seen that pattern on a bird. Beaautiful view there
    MB

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  38. Stunning views, Eileen.
    Happy weekend!

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  39. The shadow shots always make me smile. Beautiful skies, too! Have a nice weekend.

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  40. congratulations on a successful hike.

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  41. Gorgeous place and awesome sky shots ~ love the shadow one ^_^

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

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  42. you have taken some great trips and hikes this summer, congrats on completing this strenuous one!! you saw some beautiful birds...but i especially like the shadow picture of you and your husband, that's a fun one!!!

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  43. Good for you for completing this hike. Glad you could do it without vertigo. The early hiker gets to see the birds! Beautiful.

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  44. Oh congratulations on summiting! It’s beautiful up there ... and what a lot of wonderful birds!

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