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Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains

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Touring Virginia’s Blue Ridge mountains in autumn is always a treat, even when the tree colors are still only approaching their peak. Driving Skyline Drive through the Shenandoah National Park offers nice hikes, great views, occasional wildlife, and a gentle 35 MPH pace.  I saw my second bear of 2012 this month;  he crossed the fire trail about 100 feet ahead and then stopping to check us out before scampering (at about 250 pounds?) into the brush, but this time I wasn’t watching from inside the car. I guess I should have been wearing those bear-alerting bells the rangers always recommend.

Autumn Sunset from Skyland

Autumn Sunset from Skyland

Blue Ridge - View from Skyline Drive, west at Sunset

Blue Ridges at Sunset

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Written by watsueast

20 Oct 12 at 23:22