After the “federal government shutdown” I returned to photograph Saturday Oct. 19th with a friend and drove from the south end of the park to Skyland, Hawksbill Peak being our goal.
A Message to Guests Coming to Shenandoah National Park.
Updated at 6:00 a.m. EDT on Friday, Oct. 18, 2013. We are open!
All facilities in Shenandoah National Park are open. Lodging accommodations, restaurants, retail stores, stables, and campground showers/laundry/woodyards are open.
There is still plenty of fall color in the park at the lower elevations and along the valley floor so you haven’t missed the opportunity to experience this beautiful season. We look forward to welcoming you back to Shenandoah!
The first two photos are 2455 ft. McCormick Gap Overlook.
Beagle Gap 2532 ft.
Hawksbill Peak near the Byrds Nest 2 Shelter, 4051 ft.
Crescent Rock Overlook 3550 ft. (looking at Hawksbill on left).
By accident we met a family we knew at the Hawksbill Peak near the Byrds Nest 2 Shelter. I fudged Hawksbill Mt. taken from the parkway below in the left of the photo.
I believe this is The Point Overlook 3235 ft.
This has completed my series of Shenandoah after my first visit last March : https://o3bigpicture.wordpress.com/2013/03/14/skyland/