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Shenandoah National Park

I went camping with friends in Shenandoah National Park in Virginia, May 4-6, 2012. Did mostly day-hikes to overlooks, waterfalls, and the like, and took a bunch of photographs. Here are some highlights.

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The Shenandoah river winding through the valley.

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The valley looking west from an overlook in Shenandoah National Park.

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The overlook at Shenandoah National Park.

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Wild flowers by the overlook at SNP.

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The tent we stayed in.

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Some macro shots of flowers by the camp site. There's an insect on the flower.

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More macro shots.

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Flower macros with a diopter filter.

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The sign for Big Meadows. Big Meadows itself is the big field to the right of...(more)

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Ominous trees in Big Meadow.

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We went to Blackrock Point for sunset.

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The hillside by Blackrock Point at the end of the day.

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The Massanutten Mountains from Blackrock Point at sunset.

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More Massanutten Mountains.

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Blackrock Point illuminated by the sun at the end of the day.

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More end fo the day light at Blackrock Point.

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Massanutten Mountains at sunset.

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Deepak at Blackrock Point.

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Sunset at Blackrock Point. We were expecting a colorful sunset, but instead...(more)

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Saturday morning sunrise by Spitler Knoll Overlook.

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Valley fog around sunrise looking to the west.

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Valley fog with the Massanutten Mountains in the distance, westward.

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I set my tripod down by Rose River Falls and a moth landed on it.

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Rose River waterfalls.

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Rose River waterfalls.

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Rose River waterfalls.

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Looking downstream after Rose River waterfalls.

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Green trees above Rose River waterfall.

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Unnamed waterfalls on the way.

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Unnamed waterfalls on the way.

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Very low shot of the stream and small waterfall.

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Another low show tof the stream and waterfall.

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Another waterfall.

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A lot of green by the waterfall.

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The trail at the top of Lewis Falls didn't have a great view, and fog was...(more)

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Deepak at the Lewis Falls overlook. It was really foggy as we set things up...(more)

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Frank at the Lewis Falls overlook in the fog.

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Lewis Falls

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Lewis Falls

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Deepak setting up the camera a bit more. This was taken about 20 minutes...(more)

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A bright orange salamander. It looked unreal, almost plastic, until it moved....(more)

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Chase decides he WILL get a fire going. Oh yes, he will.

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Our camp site in the fog, with my car on the left and our tent on the right,...(more)

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Greg arrives from a warm, sunny day fly fishing and is baffled at the weather.

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A modest fire. Actually just the fire-starter log, as all the wood was...(more)

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The fire finally gets going.

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Deepak draws energy from the fire.

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Tending the mighty fire.

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I wonder what happens if I throw that alien technology crystal in the fire.

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The intrepid group (Frank, Greg, Deepak, Chase)

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Frank, lost in a fog (taking a picture of Deepak taking a picture of Frank).

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The view of the park from the outside, on the Stonewall Jackson Highway.

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Yup, lots of clouds.


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Yup, Big Meadow definitely lives up to its name. This is a panoramic shot of...(more)





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