Shenandoah National Park

Autumn is upon us and we decided to take full advantage of the beautiful weather to go leaf-peeping. On a day with a baby-blue sky the two of us headed out to Shenandoah National Park to warm our spirits with the burnings colors of the Appalachian Mountains. We were not disappointed by the display.

The park is punctuated by a winding road at the crest of one of the ridgelines. Around each turn, the trees opened up to a wide spread of valleys below. Some lacked development while others had small groves of communities nestled in them ā€“ what a beautiful place to live.

Once we found a parking lot, we vacated the car for the trails. The one we selected is a large loop that took us through thickets of dizzying colors. It’s hard to imagine in a couple weeks these colorful canopies will be gone. As the hike progressed it grew more into a photo shoot of Emily whose glowing smile complemented the warm colors radiating from the trees. The two of us will definitely return for a long weekend in a small cabin if it is winter or nestled in a tiny tent if it is the summer. We were delighted to discover a beautiful gem so close to the city.

Here are some of our favorite photos and the rest of our trip (Emily’s photo shoot) can be found here. Enjoy!


~ by pagespages on November 4, 2008.

2 Responses to “Shenandoah National Park”

  1. The leaves in my neck of the woods are all but gone. Nice to see the beautiful colors I was blessed with made it down to you guys. The autumn of 2008 was a banner year for sure.

  2. […] last couple of years Emily and I have headed out to Shenandoah National Park to take in the fall colors […]

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