Finding Solace in Shenandoah National Park

What suckers. I can’t help think to myself as I speed towards Shenandoah National Park, watching the inbound traffic craw into our nation’s capital on a crisp fall morning. The 105 mile stretch of Skyline Drive is a short one hour jaunt from downtown Washington.

 It’s November, my favorite time of year to explore the park. The incredible reds, yellows and greens of autumn will be on full display. As will the natural waterfalls that can be easily accessed by the some 101 miles of the Appalachian Trail that wind through the park. 

My favorite spot in the park is Big Meadows. Here, you will often find grazing deer, the occasional black bear, wedding photographers chasing the light, and the most incredible sunset over the Blue Ridge Mountains. 

Surveying the landscape

A hike through Big Meadows

Jeep View on Skyline Drive

The bride and groom await sunset

Sunset over the the blueride mountains

The light was incredible, #nofilter

A Milkweed Sunset

Published: December 5, 2017

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Kevin TangneyExplorer

Washington DC

I draw inspiration from my travels to interesting places and its people. As an accomplished athlete and a content marketer, I thrive on challenging adventures and bring stories to life for brands through photography a...