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Shenandoah August 2003

AJ and I spent three days and two eventful nights in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia. Friends at the Park suggested Big Meadows for our campground and we based our forays into the many trails of the park from there. It was nearly disastrous, and definitely comical, and we're glad no one was on hand to see me wrestle with a dome tent, to little avail, and then watch us get drenched to the bone during the first night's biblical lightning and thunder storm. I feared for our lives as AJ and I struggled to at least stake the tent to the ground so it wouldn't fly away while we scurried back into the car to wait the storm out, all the while lightning striking seemingly within yards of our campsite. Two hours later, we finally got the tent up and were faced with feeding ourselves after all the local lodges had closed - getting a fire to cook our food, even using fine fire wood, firestarters and every scrap of paper we could find in the car, that was Keystone Cops stuff. But, after an hour of constant fanning of the flames, we had sufficiently blackened our food and quickly wolfed it down. Here then are the photos that show the fun side of our time at Shenandoah. More to come...
Shenandoah NP!
Shenandoah NP!
Got passport, will travel!
Got passport, will travel!
Hmmm, looks short enough...
Hmmm, looks short enough...
Dark Hollow Falls
Dark Hollow Falls
as well as the deers'
as well as the deers'
Hawksbill 366
Hawksbill 366
Hawksbill Mtn.peak
Hawksbill Mtn.peak
Hawksbill hiker
Hawksbill hiker
Little Stony man
Little Stony man
Little Stony Man peak
Little Stony Man peak
Peak'er
Peak'er
Hot up here!
Hot up here!
Stop takin' my picture!
Stop takin' my picture!
Skyline drive
Skyline drive
Made it!
Made it!
great view
great view
butterfly 380
butterfly 380
butterfly 395
butterfly 395
trail
trail
ranger talk
ranger talk
encounter with
encounter with
Bambi
Bambi