On our last day of hiking in Shenandoah, we decided to take Rose River Loop (about 3.5 miles) with a little detour to see Dark Hollow Falls.
|Often the forest in Shenandoah is much more open than it is in the Smokies. Aren't the ferns pretty?|
|Hard to believe, but this morning was cool enough to warrant a jacket!!!|
|Mr. Bear was busily looking under rocks for his lunch!!! Slurping away!|
No wonder red salamanders are hard to find!
|How Bentie looks after seeing a bear!!!|
Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. ~ Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky.
Thanks for sharing your peace and incredible beauty, Shenandoah. I will remember it always for itself and for enhancing the depth of my understanding and appreciation for walks in "my" woods. Love, les