Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Skyline Drive

While it is still fall...
We got up early & drove to Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park, we started at the top & drove all the way south. (We've been there several times before this was out first time driving the whole thing.)
Sunrise on skyline drive
Sunrise.
Hike on skyline drive
We always hike, this time we hiked to Lewis Falls it had an 800 foot change in elevation over the course of a mile - you go all the way down, then all the way up - so it is a 2 mile hike. (My son was right when he said it was like the Kaibab trail in the Grand Canyon.)
Lewis falls from the observation point
The falls from the Observation point.
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Just a flashy fall picture.
The 2 mile hike round trip had an 800 foot change in elevation.
On the way back up.
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My little hiker.

4 comments:

hetty said...

A beautiful place to take a hike. The fall colours and scenery are breathtaking. Jacob is growing up quickly. Still cute as a button though.

julieQ said...

Your son is growing so much! What a pretty place to hike.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

My husband and I are interested in driving along Skyline Drive and Blue Ridge Parkway, but we haven't a clue on how much time to allow. I don't know if we'll get out and hike, but we do plan to stop periodically to see the beautiful views. Do you have any idea how long we need to allow (even if just for Skyline Drive)? Thanks so much!!

Rian said...

Beautiful part of the country. I need to go there. Thanks for sharing.