Wednesday, October 17, 2012

So much to see

Tuesday, October 9, 2012:

Even before I got on the trail, as I was driving up Skyline Drive at sunrise, there was a show that I just had to stop and see - fog spilling over the gap, great fall color painted by a narrow slit of sunlight in otherwise overcast skies:

I hiked from Big Meadows Lodge to Little Stonyman, and there were sights of all kinds along the way.  The fog was playing with the sun.  The concert was a re-enactment of the moment of creation.  And I got to be a witness!

The fog gave fall color its own unique signature.

And the moisture brought the natural rock gardens to life:

And there were views - views galore!  How can one person be so blessed in one single day, to have experienced such glory!?!

Franklin Cliffs in the fog
Crescent Rocks and its adjacent overlook
Morning view northward from Big Meadows campground
Looking North from Little Stonyman
View SW from Pollock Knob
I guess it was a good day.  Wow!

Here's the plot of my hiking on a map, with a link to more photos:

AT Day 252 - Big Meadows to Little Stonyman at EveryTrail
EveryTrail - Find the best Hiking in Shenandoah National Park


  1. Thank you for sharing the glory. Your pictures brought that glory to my house today.

  2. What lovely images! It looks like a magical day for you.