Blue Ridge to Skyline Drive & Shenandoah NP


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Published: June 30th 2009
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Continuing north on the Blue Ridge Parkway, we stopped at the James River Visitor Center and walked around some. Next we stopped at Yankee Horse Ridge to see Wigwam Falls. When we stopped at Humpback Rocks Visitor Center they were setting up for a musical afternoon, but we were there only for a stamp on my National Park Passport and a sticker that read "I drove the entire Blue Ridge Parkway."

Then it was on to Skyline Drive in the Shenandoah National Park. We stopped at Loft Mountain for fuel and while I was getting my passport stamped, we watched two deer stroll across the parking lot. We saw lots of deer along the Skyline Drive and looked for black bear, but were not lucky enough to see any.

We headed to Big Meadows Campground, which was also full of deer wandering around ignoring all the people. We were warned by the ranger to keep all food put up due to problems they've been having with bear and skunks. Nice combination. Nice campground, too.


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Big Meadow campground, Shenandoah NP


30th June 2009

Got to tell you, you take some great pictures. Well done! Hugs to all, Tom

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