January 29, 2023

The View from Eagles Edge Trail

Seven Bends State Park

After a rainy morning, the weather was mild this afternoon so I took Charlie to the state park for a walk. Although I have a cold, I was feeling well enough to walk a little farther than I have in a while. The pain in my left hip has subsided, except for early in the morning. My right ankle feels stronger than it has in over a year.

Charlie has plenty of energy and needs exercise. We followed the trail past the river access point. We did not see any eagles, although I met two people who have seen them in this part of the park.

The suspension bridge provides a pedestrian exit in case the low bridge into the park gets flooded. Sometimes the Shenandoah River rises and both roads into the park are closed.

Eagles Edge Trail is on the Lupton Road side of the park. This part of the park used to be a summer camp for Massanutten Military Academy.

Mosaic / Sunday Best / Backroads 


  1. Charile is most adorable, and that's a great place for a walk. Glad to know your ankle is better.

    Mersad Donko Photography

  2. I think that one of the benefit of owning a dog is that it gets the owners out, and I think you are proving the point, Linda. Fresh air and exercise can only be good.

  3. Hello,
    Wonderful photos of the park, I like that bridge and the river scenes. Charlie is adorable, as always. Take care, have a wonderful week!

  4. He's such a cute dog and I know he's a good companion. I wish I had a fenced in yard so I could get a dog. I miss having one. Hugs, Diane

  5. ...it looks like fall to me!

  6. Good to hear you're feeling better. Charlie is such a dear, looking up to you with your camera. Bet the water is pretty cold!

  7. Good to hear you ankle is feeling better. Looks like a nice hike.

  8. What a beautiful view on your walk

  9. Charlie looks like he's enjoying different things to sniff and see.

  10. It's beautiful! Kind of adventurous though for when you weren't feeling at your top physical condition. Consider the source of that comment though -- I'm such a wimp (and also older than anyone else in the world) so when I badly twisted my knee in December I didn't even go for a sidewalk stroll around our very safe resort for a month. (I'm still trying to get back in shape.)

  11. Love Charlie... what a fantastic Mosaic again. Thank you for sharing on

  12. Beautiful place and a lovely pooch. Thank you for joining us on the "My Sunday Best" meme.


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