December 17, 2012

The View from Jefferson Rock

Looking Toward Harpers Ferry
Shenandoah River
I'd been to Jefferson Rock before but Frank's brother had not and when he visited in early October he expressed an interest in going to Harper's Ferry. One of several scenic points we showed him there was Jefferson Rock, so named because Thomas Jefferson wrote enthusiastically about the view from that spot.
Back in 2010 when Marie and I were here, we hiked up the Appalachian Trail from the parking lot near the Shenandoah River bridge, paused at Jefferson Rock, and then walked down a long flight of steps into the town of Harpers Ferry. It's not a difficult hike, but I took Bill via a less strenuous route starting at Harper's Cemetery. We just walked down the hill and through the woods to the overlook.

8 comments:

Pieces of Sunshine said...

The landscape is very beautiful. The river and the tree covered mountains are very refreshing to see and listen to.

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

those are indeed lovely views

My Journey With Candida said...

Oh my gosh Linda!! Breathtaking pictures.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

We went to those places. Harpers Ferry is such a fun place to visit. So scenic!

outlawgardener said...

Beautiful! I can't help myself, my mind keeps singing "Shenandoah" when I see these pictures.

orvokki said...

Lovely landscape.
Best regards
orvokki

George said...

These are wonderful photos -- the views are fantastic. I haven't yet made it to Harpers Ferry, although I still hope to make it some day.

Adele said...

What beautiful photos! My visit to Harper's Ferry was just about a drive through. Would love to spend more time on another trip.