White Oak Canyon

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If you ever find yourself in the Washington D.C. area and have in interest in mountains and waterfalls, you may want to wander over to the Shenandoah National Park, a relatively easy two hour drive from downtown. Shenandoah National Park is known for Skyline Drive, which follows the ridgeline of the mountain. Access to the amenities and most of the trails can be found here. The park is also known for its wildlife, especially bears, and for its waterfalls. You can access some trails from down below. Be sure to have a map. You’ll be winding through country roads and farm lanes to find the trailheads.

You can’t go wrong checking out White Oak Canyon and Cedar Run. Any time of year you’ll find  water. You’ll likely find wildflowers in the spring, swimming holes in the summer, changing leaves in the fall, and ice and snow in the winter.

The towering hemlock are gone, taking away shade in the summer and green in the winter, but the rocks and the mountains are still there.

It was a misty day, wetter as we climbed higher.

I hope these few pictures give you an idea of what you might find in a beautiful national park.

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