Fall Colors of the Skyline Drive

Skyline Drive Fall Colors

 

 I was just checking the news and learned that my town is under a Blizzard Watch today.  A coastal nor’easter is bringing heavy snow and wind our way and we could end up with a foot of snow or more on the ground by this time tomorrow.  While waiting for the storm I started sifting through some photos taken earlier this year and thought I might share a couple with you.

A few weeks ago my wife and I were traveling back to New Jersey from Tennessee and decided to make a side trip along the Skyline Drive.  The Skyline Drive is part of Shenandoah National Park and a favorite destination of ours.   We love the winding roads, beautiful vistas and during Fall, the breath-taking colors.
 
Fall Colors along Skyline Drive
 
  
We traveled from south to north, stopping often to view the valley below and hike along  trails bathed in orange, red, and gold.   The slanted angles of the sun created glowing shafts of color in the trees and the feeling that you were walking through a rainbow.  The day was warm and dry and leaves rustled and crunched under foot as we hiked along the trails. 
It was an amazing day to be outdoors and we enjoyed every minute.  And we can’t wait to go back for another visit! 
 
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