Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

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  • Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

    5 Gorgeous Spring Hikes in Shenandoah National Park

    Spring is finally making an appearance in Shenandoah National Park with bright, neon green leaves of spring beginning to make their way up the mountainsides. Here are 5 hikes throughout Shenandoah National Park where you will find hundreds of little mountain wildflowers lining the hiking trails, ...
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  • Chasing Fall Colors in Shenandoah National Park

    This has been a bad year for fall colors in the Mid-Atlantic, but my family and I decided to make the most of it and go camping the first weekend in November to try and photograph any fall colors we could find. On Friday, I loaded up the car so we could head up to Shenandoah National Park in Virg...
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    A Sunset You Won't Forget: Hawksbill Summit in Shenandoah National Park

    This fall here in Shenandoah National Park was beautiful and hiking Hawksbill Mountain was a pretty amazing experience. Starting at the lower Hawksbill Trail parking lot off of mile marker 45.5 on Skyline Drive, it’s a good hike up with a 690 foot elevation climb to the summit. While trying my b...
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  • Doyles River Falls, Virginia

    A Gorgeous Summer Adventure at Doyles River Falls

    The trail to Doyles River Falls (Upper and Lower) makes for a grand adventure and leg-stretching outing as you journey along Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park. For details on getting to this hike, check out Elyse Clark's post here. Upper Doyles River Falls At 28' feet tall, this is a war...
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  • Syria, Virginia

    Top 5 beginner hikes with gorgeous views around Shenandoah National Park

    If you’re new into hiking or looking for an easy hike that the whole family can join, Virginia is a great place for your next adventure. Located in the heart of the state is Shenandoah National Park, famous for the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains and gorgeous scenery. With the numerous hikes surro...
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  • Luray, Virginia

    4 Reasons Why You Should Photograph the Winter Night Sky

    I am no expert, but for me, photographing the night sky is a challenge because the process is very different than what you would do in photographing a sunrise or sunset or maybe a mountain vista. There are much longer exposures, image stacking, iso variants, lens variants, and you need a clear sk...
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  • Virginia

    5 Virginia Waterfalls to Swim in This Summer

    Is there anything more refreshing than swimming under a waterfall on a hot summer day? Escaping the summer heat in a freezing cold pool of water and then sunbathing out on warm rocks is one of my all time favorite summer activities. I've never not had fun while doing it. So, with summer unofficia...
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  • Virginia

    The Top 10 Places To Catch A Sunset In Virginia

    Let’s be honest, the West typically gets all the props for in-your-face towering peaks, dramatic landscapes, and rugged, untamed wilderness. If you give Virginia a chance with its majestic Blue Ridge views, friendly locals, and adventure for days, trust me, it just may find a permanent place in y...
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  • Virginia

    Whitetop Mountain: Virginia's Overlooked Peak That Should Be on Your Bucket List

    Sometimes, life happens. I get it. There is a chance most of you guys who happen upon this story are avid hikers, or adventurers. Maybe you're bloggers and paid outdoors athletes who hike the AT to test gear or write for big name media outlets. Me? Well, I'm a dad. I'm a dad to a 10 year old boy....
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  • Virginia

    The 13 Best Hikes With A View In Virginia

    With one of the oldest mountain ranges in the world lining the western border, Virginia is filled with history and beauty. You can experience it all on one of the many trails throughout the state – from easy, family-friendly walks to challenging rock scrambles – you’re sure to find a hike for you...
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  • Virginia

    The Top 25 Hikes in Virginia

    Virginia is definitely an underrated hiking destination. What it lacks in giant rocky peaks or raging rivers, it more than makes up for in rolling hills, babbling creeks, and smiling faces on the trail. Home to the Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah National Park, Virginia will surprise you with...
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  • Virginia

    5 Virginia Waterfalls to Chase This Winter

    Winter time is by far my favorite season to chase waterfalls. Why is this you may ask? Visiting during the off season makes the trails more deserted so you're more likely to have these magical waterfalls all to yourself! Not only that, depending when you visit, you may find sections of these wate...
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  • Virginia

    72 Hours In Charlottesville, Virginia

    When most people think of Charlottesville, VA, inevitably Thomas Jefferson, UVA, and Monticello come to mind. But don’t be fooled, this bustling little college town tucked in the Blue Ridge Mountains is overflowing with more hiking trails than you could possibly fit into a weekend, mountain bikin...
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  • Virginia

    6 Tips For Your Adventure To Virginia's Lake Moomaw

    Nestled in the Appalachian Mountains between West Virginia and Virginia is a little-known lake that is unlike any other in the state. With miles of hiking trails, campgrounds, beaches and boat ramps, this lake is truly a unique and perfect destination for any adventurer in Virginia. Here's everyt...
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  • Virginia

    5 Reasons Why You Should Explore Virginia's Grayson Highlands

    With wide open mountain meadows, endless views of the surrounding Appalachian Mountains and wild ponies grazing everywhere, Grayson Highlands State Park is truly a bucket list item for hikers and backpackers alike. Here's why:1. The ViewsDue to multiple wild fires, there are endless views of the ...
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  • Virginia

    Mining for Hidden Gems in West Virginia

    West Virginia gets a bad rap for lopping off the tops of their mountains and, sadly, it's not without good reason. However, as I've ventured into the "Wild and Wonderful" state on weekend excursions over the past 7 years, I've discovered if you search hard enough and look in the right places, you...
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