Sunday, May 26, 2013
On our second day in Shenandoah, my daughter and I hiked about 10 miles on & around the Appalachian Trail. After a short sojourn back at our lodge room, we drove to the Dark Hollows Falls trailhead. We had to hike to a waterfall, by gosh!
The trail followed the creek all the way down, it was beautiful and I cannot even begin to describe the wonderful fragrance of the mountain in Spring and by the spring...
There were very interesting plants growing along the trail. This yellow stuff popping up through the leaves was quite amazing:
The reward of reaching the water fall came with a challenge -- climbing back up that lovely trail, as we had started at the top... Here's the wonderful water fall. The sound was music to our ears.
Looking at that waterfall photo, you wouldn't guess it was well into evening. I think we hit the bottom of the fall around 7 pm. Sunset at the park was around 8:30 or so... the dining room at the lodge had a wonderful plate glass window facing west -- so lovely to eat a late dinner while watching the pretty colors of the sunset.