March 21, 2014

Snow at Cullers Overlook

It's officially spring in Virginia but there's still a chance we'll get more snow. For now, most of it has melted except in the mountains. Here are some photos from February taken in Shenandoah River State Park.


The state parks do a good job of plowing their roads, but when we arrived the overlook parking lot had not been plowed yet. A plow arrived while we were there however.  This park is a good alternative to Shenandoah National Park when Skyline Drive is closed due to snow or ice.

As you can see, Cullers Overlook always offers a great view! I've posted pictures of it in other seasons. The Massanutten Mountains provide a dramatic background for the valley and a few of the great bends of the South Fork of the Shenandoah.


The interpretive sign is back! It was missing when we were here in November but it's been reposted with a few corrections. (The old version had a spelling error, for instance.)

Everett Cullers Overlook
 Gazing upstream to your left, the gently rolling floodplain and wooded hillsides on this side of the river are the living legacy of Mr. Everett Cullers and family. This land was a portion of the larger farm that was acquired by Everett and his wife Nettie in 1953. Along with their three sons, Merle, Thomas and Everett, Jr., the Cullers worked diligently to make improvements to the land and protect the beautiful river along its boundary. In 1994, the Commonwealth purchased 484 acres of the property from Merle Cullers, thus adding two miles of scenic river frontage to Shenandoah River State Park.

15 comments:

  1. Such a lovely place and so wonderful photos :)
    Greetings

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  2. Hi Linda, those are gorgeous and I do love going up into the mountains. You captured it beautifully.

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  3. What a beautiful area!!! The snow makes it all the more beautiful!!!

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  4. Great mountain views and so love that winding waterway.

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  5. A really beautiful overlook! In a way, kind of nice you got there before the plow!!

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  6. What a great place to visit - blue skies and snow!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  7. Beautiful shots of the river and valley.The colors are wonderful.

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  8. These are beautiful pictures of the snowy landscape, but I'm more than ready for Spring (and I imagine you are as well).

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  9. Amazing snow landscapes, that are not only beautiful but very inviting. Thanks for sharing.

    Discovered your blog through Skywatch Friday. Following now :)

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  10. Great shots! Its still pretty cold, although the Spring has started.

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  11. Beautiful views. One of my favorite places to visit.

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  12. Beautiful shots and commentary.

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  13. Beautiful views of the river. Lovely shots. I have to try and visit this State Park soon. Have a happy Sunday!

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