|On the Lands Run Trail. Photo by Frank.|
My parents brought me here many times throughout my childhood. My sister laughs at how I disliked camping because it was dirty, but I loved being up high and also being in the woods. There I'm "in my element." There's a spiritual connection.
One day's exposure to mountains is better than cartloads of books. - John Muir
I thought the smooth new concrete ramp looked like it may get slippery when wet. Then I saw that someone thought of that and added texture using stamps that look like tracks and leaves.
hiking trails and I've only walked a small portion. The Appalachian Trail runs the entire length of the park and then continues on to Maine and Georgia. When I was younger I thought it would be exciting to walk the entire distance and many people do it. Right now I'm not hiking at all until my foot heals. (Stupid bone spur!)
Still, I have a Parks Pass so I can drive in the park whenever I get a chance. The road through Shenandoah is Skyline Drive and it is spectacular!