Early Autumn Color in the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia

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Early Autumn Color on the legendary Shenandoah River, Virginia: Glynn Wilson

Secret Vistas – A Photo Essay –
By Glynn Wilson –

SHENANDOAH VALLEY, Va. — The autumn color is not quite at its peak in these famous mountains with the legendary Shenandoah River running through them. But the scene should come to fruition in the next three weeks.

This is the result of day one and two for me on what I hope to be about a 10 day trip to the area. Check back soon for more. If the Shenandoah River State Park had WiFi in the campground, I would have much more to say about this part of the trip. Unfortunately it turned out to a dead zone for Verizon so the Jetpack would not work.

Meanwhile, posting from the Lucky Star Lounge in Front Royal worked great on Wednesday night. Met one of the owners, Trevor Lipton, a Londoner, and had a great burger and a good time listening to music. Unfortunately he went out of town and left others in charge, so when I went back Thursday night, the service was not so great and not as fun. So I headed back to the campground early.

On the way out on Friday, I stopped by the Shenandoah River State Park visitor’s center and office and was able to get connected for a little while. We are heading up the mountain to the Shenandoah National Forest‘s Mathew’s Arm campground for the final weekend it’s open for the season, and then on down Skyline Drive to the Big Meadow Campground next week. See you on the other side. More photos to come.

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Early Autumn Color in the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia: Glynn Wilson

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Early Autumn color on the legendary Shenandoah River, Virginia: Glynn Wilson

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Early Autumn color on the legendary Shenandoah River, Virginia: Glynn Wilson

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Early Autumn color on the legendary Shenandoah River, Virginia: Glynn Wilson

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Early Autumn color on the legendary Shenandoah River, Virginia: Glynn Wilson

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Early Autumn color on the legendary Shenandoah River, Virginia: Glynn Wilson

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Early Autumn color in the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia: Glynn Wilson

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Early Autumn Color in the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia: Glynn Wilson

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Early Autumn color in the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia: Glynn Wilson

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A great blue heron fishing in the Shenandoah River: Glynn Wilson

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Could that be bear scat on a bridge over a creek leading to the Shenandoah River in the Shenandoah River State Park? Or maybe deer scat? Glynn Wilson

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The sign speaks for itself: Glynn Wilson

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A young deer sneaking out to feed by the cabins in Shenandoah River State Park: Glynn Wilson

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A young deer sneaking out to feed by the cabins in Shenandoah River State Park: Glynn Wilson

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A prime campsite in the Shenandoah River State Park Campground: Glynn Wilson

© 2014, Glynn Wilson. All rights reserved.

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  2 comments for “Early Autumn Color in the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia

  1. Tom Campbell
    October 22, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    Beautiful photo essay of one of the most wonderful areas in our country. You are fortunate indeed to be there!

  2. October 23, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    Thanks Tom. Living the life.

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