Ice Patterns on the Skyline Drive
We just scratched the surface during our recent visit to Shenandoah National Park and the beautiful Skyline Drive. Paralleling the Appalachian Trail, the 105-mile drive traverses the length of the park. Winter vistas allowed us to see pastoral settings far and wide. Dedicated in 1936, the Park is a testament to land management and conservation, returning to forest land previously farmed and logged. We entered the northernmost point at Front Royal and traveled south to the Thornton Gap entrance. It was a treat to see the beautiful ice formations still intact along a shady curve. Eventually, the route ends and connects to the better known Blue Ridge Parkway which, with 350 miles, is a separate National Park. Unlike the Blue Ridge, there is a $30 per vehicle fee (good for a week), but if you are over 62, the Lifetime National Park Pass is the ticket.
I’m linking the post to Nancy Merrill’s Photo a Week Challenge: Something Pretty and Cee’s CFFC: Patterns in Nature.