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“Across the sea of space, the stars are other suns.” ― Carl Sagan
This moonshine still was found on Hazel Mountain and confiscated by Shenandoah National Park rangers in 1937. It was moved to Skyland Resort shortly after its discovery and integrated into an interpretive exhibit created there by ranger W.D. Chick, Jr. Moonshine stills consist of three distinct parts: the pot, cap, and worm. In these photos, the pot is the largest section. It rests directly over the fire and holds the mash (a mixture of yeast, sugar, and grain) which is used to create the moonshine. The cap sits on top of the pot, and collects and passes steam into the worm, which is the coiled copper pipe that leads into the barrel. This particular still was on display at Skyland until February of 1943, when it was dismantled and placed into storage. Unlawful moonshine production was not an uncommon endeavor amongst the families living in the Shenandoah Mountains, although many residents actually had legal government licenses that allowed them to sell liquor commercially. A 1934 survey of people residing in the park found that only 17 of the 465 families cited moonshine as a regular source of household income. #ThrowbackThursday #history #findyourpark #ShenNPS
Pinnacles Overlook-Skyline Drive Shenandoah National Park. Milepost 35.0 Pinnacles Overlook – Elevation 3320 Captured on Dec 8th,2018 .. @visittheusa @visitvirginia @shenandoahnps @naturalvirginia @NationalParkService ◉Follow me here ◉Big Thanks ❂Hsa .  #fallinVA #VisitTheUSA #OutdoorsUSA   #RoadTripUSA #GoShenandoah #VAOutdoors #LoveVA #VisitTheUSA #OutdoorsUSA #RoadTripUSA #GimletRidgeOverlook #ShenNPS   #FindYourParks #naturalvirginia #thediscoverer #virginiatourism #WeAreParks #goEast
Are you an artist? Shenandoah National Park is now accepting applications for the 2019 Artist-in-Residence program, a program supported by the Trust. Application instructions available through the park's bio at @shenandoahnps. Good luck! #Repost @shenandoahnps (@get_repost ) ・・・ We are now accepting applications for the 2019 Artist-in-Residence program at Shenandoah! The program offers professional artists focused time to creatively explore the natural and cultural resources of this astounding landscape. It also allows artists the opportunity to share their work through educational programs and exhibits. To learn more, follow the link on our profile. • • • Pictured: Artist Betsy Popp demonstrating painting techniques to visitors. #art #painting #artist #artistinresidence #findyourpark #shennps
A few years ago I drove Skyline Drive with a friend in search of some good fall foliage and landscape locations. We stopped for a very late lunch at Big Meadows and I saw this lovely lady enjoying lunch with her family. She seemed so pleasant and happy with her family and had a radiant smile. As she was leaving the restaurant I asked her politely if I could take her photo. I was fully prepared for her to say no, but she perked up even more and seemed flattered. So we walked out to the parking lot and I had her daughter help by holding my @westcottlighting 40" Reflector a few inches away from her to diffuse the late October sunlight. To this day, this is still one of my favorite portraits. #757 #757collective #autumn #fall #skylinedrive #scenichighway #virginia #explorevirginia #virginiaisforlovers #nps #shenandoah #shenandoahnationalpark #blueridgemountains #findyourpark #shennps #goshenandoah #bigmeadows #milepost51 #WestcottLighting #LightTheWay #PhotographyGear #OnLocationPhotography #PortraitPhotography #canon #teamcanon #canonusa #eos
One year ago on this date: view of the Skyline Drive during an abortive snow-camping trip in Shenandoah National Park's South District. Interestingly enough, it is snowing again one year later and I imagine it looks much the same in the mountains. Photo taken 9th December 2017 near the Rockfish Gap Entrance Station. ❄️❄️⛰️❄️❄️ . . . . . . . . . . . . #watchforfallingrocks #shenandoahnationalpark #rockfishgap #ShenNPS #encuentratuparque #FindYourPark #GoShenandoah #virginiainwinter #virginiaoutdoors #hiking #❄️ #🌨️ #🏔️ #characterbuilding #shotonandroid #nofilter #optoutside #skylinedrive
The proud pose of someone who didn't completely panic when she ran into a black bear on a mountain yesterday🐻
Hiking pic from last fall. Shenandoah National Park South District. 19th November 2017. 🗻 . . . . . . . . . . . . #blueridgemountains #shenandoahnationalpark #GoShenandoah #ShenNPS #encuentratuparque #FindYourPark #hiking #shenandoahvalley #landscapephotography #shotonandroid #virginia
Here's a picture of two idiots who decided to go hiking in the freezing cold and snow, and successfully navigated their first black bear encounter!
We are now accepting applications for the 2019 Artist-in-Residence program at Shenandoah! The program offers professional artists focused time to creatively explore the natural and cultural resources of this astounding landscape. It also allows artists the opportunity to share their work through educational programs and exhibits. To learn more, follow the link on our profile. • • • Pictured: Artist Betsy Popp demonstrating painting techniques to visitors. #art #painting #artist #artistinresidence #findyourpark #shennps
A snapshot from the trail of a forest beginning to change. Taken in October in Shenandoah National Park.
Unlike many trails in Shenandoah National Park that utilized the old mountain roads, Big Devil Stairs was fashioned solely for recreational use. Named for their resemblance to a staircase the trail looks across at vertical cliffs rising over 300 feet, Big Devil Stairs Trail at one point took hikers into the surrounding canyon, creating views such as this one taken by park staff in April of 1936. In 1974, this area received Wilderness status under Shenandoah’s Wilderness Proposal; the area had retained much of its natural state due to the lack of commercial value and limited human impact. Growing concern for hiker safety, vegetation, and constant erosion was addressed in a report from the Superintendent to the Acting Regional Director of the Mid-Atlantic, “The very nature of the canyon itself defies the existence of a permanent trail route… the existing trail is a way rather than a trail. There is no tread. Where there is soil, erosion is taking place. Soil around trees is being compacted. Annual flooding causes changes in route location and an overabundance of blazes. Blazing intrudes on the wilderness that the canyon offers those seeking a wilderness experience”. In the winter of 1980, the trail underwent extensive changes, and was relocated to run along the Northside bluff. Still accessible, this moderate hike can be combined with the Bluff trail, creating roughly 6 mile hike round trip and a climb of around 1,700ft. However, it is important to note that Big Devils Stairs Trail is maintained to primitive Wilderness trail standards to the viewpoint, and is no longer maintained below that point. #ThrowbackThursday #history #hiking #getoutside #FindYourPark #ShenNPS
Like UFOs rising from Earth, incoming storm clouds fill the sky with their striking shapes and textures. Taken in Shenandoah National Park.
River reflection & bridge with three culverts (pic from last December). Shenandoah National Park South District. 17th December 2017. 🌲 . . . . . . . . . . . . #shenandoahnationalpark #ShenNPS #GoShenandoah #encuentratuparque #FindYourPark #hiking #reflection #shotonandroid
This is for a little perspective of the one mile boulder scramble at the top of the mountain. This was probably the most physically challenging hike I have ever done. I have no upper body strength, but I did buy a pair of gloves recommended for this and was glad I did. My leg muscles got me up the boulders, but I could barely lift my arms the next day. The foliage was late this year, so I look forward to doing this again when the leaves have changed! #hikingadventures #hiking #virginia #explore #optoutside #nature #mountain #shenandoahnationalpark #shennps #nationalpark #trailchat #solohike #getoutside #travel #travelblogger #oldragmountain #virginiahiking #intothewild #mountaintop #exploreamerica #boulders #climb #climbing #climbingmountains #rocks #rockscramble
Autumn tree tunnels and mountain roads. There’s a certain simplicity that winter brings to the forests, but I still miss the feeling of adventure brought on by the beginning of fall. Plenty more captures from the season I’m excited to share. Taken on Madison Run Fire Road under Shenandoah National Park.
A quick stop to the Shenandoah in November was a nice little escape. . A reunion with family and friends, some furry, made these mountains sing louder than usual. . The weather over the Shenandoah National Park held out to give us this beautiful sunset. . . . #travel #dogsofinstagram #wanderlust #explore #adventure #mountain #travelgram #adventure #blueridgeday #blueridgemoments #nationalpark #nationalparkgeek #lifeisoutdoors #travelawesome #findyourpark #virginia #landscape #nature #optoutside #featuredtravelers #ourplanetdaily #nikon #yourshotphotographer #landscapephotography #shennps #traveltuesday #hike #hiking #sunset #dmv
View of Appalachian Trail in winter (pic from abortive snow-camping trip last year). Shenandoah National Park South District. 9th December 2017. ❄️ . . . . . . . . . . . . #characterbuilding #shenandoahnationalpark #ShenNPS #GoShenandoah #encuentratuparque #FindYourPark #optoutside #blueridgemountains #hiking #sectionhiking #winteriscoming #shotonandroid
Reflection in focus, leaf-litter out of focus. Shenandoah National Park Central District. 2nd December 2018. 🍁🗻 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #leaflitter #reflection #lifefromtheloam #forestfloor #shenandoahnationalpark #ShenNPS #GoShenandoah #FindYourPark #encuentratuparque #blueridgemountains #shotonandroid #nofilter
It’s hard to imagine this was just a few short weeks ago... now most of the leaves are gone and replaced with bare branches. Though winter hasn’t even began yet and the coldness is coming in spurts here in DC, we’re just going to have to hang strong and bundle up! Even without the leaves these sights can’t all wait until spring!
Waning of the year. Shenandoah National Park Central District. 2nd December 2018. 🌲☀️ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #shenandoahnationalpark #ShenNPS #encuentratuparque #FindYourPark #blueridgemountains #sunlight #GoShenandoah #hiking #appalachianwoodland #forest #lifefromtheloam #nitrogencycle #shotonandroid #naturephotography #nofilter
Infant gravestone at off-trail cemetery. Shenandoah National Park Central District. 2nd December 2018. ⛰️ . . . . . . . . . . . #cemetery #graveyard #gravestone #mountaincemetery #exploringappalachia #appalachia #blueridgemountains #shenandoahnationalpark #ShenNPS #encuentratuparque #FindYourPark #canon #nofilter
It's still technically fall. Shenandoah National Park Central District. 2nd December 2018. 🍁 . . . . . . . . . . . #factuallycorrect #autumn 🍁 #fallfoliage #otoño #shenandoahnationalpark #ShenNPS #GoShenandoah #encuentratuparque #FindYourPark #blueridgemountains #naturephotography #virginiaoutdoors #shotonandroid
Skyline Drive at Swift Run Gap. Shenandoah National Park Central District. 2nd December 2018. 🗻 . . . . . . . . . . . . #bluesky #knightsofthegoldenhorseshoe #swiftrungap #windgap #blueridgemountains #shenandoahnationalpark #ShenNPS #FindYourPark #encuentratuparque #GoShenandoah #skylinedrive #mountainviews #landscapephotography #shotonandroid 📷
This was me before, during, and after today’s run in our Virginia mountains (Cave Falls Loop + day 2)...tired...but smiling the whole time 😊. This week was 62 miles of running trails, 14.8K of ↗️ and 15K of ↘️. I have spent so much time throughout my life outside...this is the “world” I am comfortable in, the one that makes sense to me. I don’t do it for hats, buckles, medals or T-shirts...though those things are totally cool...I do it because it makes me happy; it brings me calm and peace. So grateful for my lovely bride, @lisafolb , that she knows this about me 🥰 #earth #virginia #shennps #shenandoahnationalpark #trail #trailrunning #ultrarunning #running #runtoinspire #findyourpassion #findyourdirt #loveauthentic #peace #peaceofmind #natureismytherapy #keepmovingforward #lasthorse #jewish
Side view and frontal view of overgrown gravestone in disused cemetery. Shenandoah National Park Central District. 25th November 2018. 🍁 . . . . . . . . . . #abandonedcemetery #abandon_seekers #beauty_in_decay #etinarcadiaego #shenandoahnationalpark #ShenNPS #GoShenandoah #FindYourPark #encuentratuparque #rurex #exploringappalachia #blueridgemountains #hiking #canon #nofilter #november #autumn 🍁 #otoño
December 2nd . . . . . . . . Can you believe it’s the last month of 2018? . . This photo was taken on a quick trip to Shenandoah. Just in time to catch the last bits of color Fall season never seems to last long enough. . . . . . . . . #igdc #shotoniphone #iphone5se #mobilemag #explorevirginia #visitvirginia #virginiaoutdoors #shennps #travel #visualsoflife #tunnel #fall2018 #fallseason #latergram #optoutside . . #create #createcommune #createexplore #createdtocreate
“December Mood of Dark Hollow Waterfall”. After missing several weeks of photography due to snow and holidays I was keen to get the park and fill my lungs with mountain air. I was all alone most of the time, only one couple of hikers passed by while I was rambling near the waterfall. Shenandoah did not disappointed me again and rewarded with a charming December Mood. #shennps #shenandoahnationalpark #goshenandoah #scenicvirginia #scenicva #visitvirginia #darkhollowfalls #waterfall #landscapephotography #appalachianmountains
Some big rock (note tree w/ blue blaze at approximate eye level in lower right hand of image for size reference). Shenandoah National Park South District. 17th November 2017. ⛰️✊ . . . . . . . . . . . . . #bigrock #optoutside #shenandoahnationalpark #ShenNPS #GoShenandoah #blueridgemountains #FindYourPark #encuentratuparque #shotonandroid
Hiking pic from last December. Shenandoah National Park South District. 26th December 2017. 🗻 . . . . . . . . . . . #blueridgemountains #shenandoahnationalpark #ShenNPS #GoShenandoah #encuentratuparque #FindYourPark #exploreVA #hiking #peripateticism #winteriscoming #shotonandroid
Going for new heights, the top of the Hawksbill summit in Shenandoah National Park was spectacular. The sun setting behind this shot gave off the pinkest, purplish hue in the sky that was one of the prettiest things I’ve seen at all the National Parks I’ve visited. Running back to this viewpoint, setting my camera with urgency I was able to capture this moment. People around couldn’t speak only to say, “Oh my God.” Breathtaking is an understatement, and I can’t wait to visit again ❤️ • Shot with a Canon 7D, 10-22mm EF-S lens with settings: 10mm ISO 200 F/6.3 1/20 sec • • #optoutside #mypubliclands #shennps #np10k #theoutbound #gorgeous #pretty #sunset_stream #hawksbill #appalachiantrail #appalachian_explorers #hike #trektheat #earth_shotz #earthpix #publiclands #sharetheexperience #letscamp #campingcollective #keepitwild #horizon #blue #fall #adventureisoutthere #teamcanon #landscapephotography #yourshotphotographer #natgeotravel #photography #resist
Still some fall color left. Shenandoah National Park Central District. 25th November 2018. 🍁 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #fall #autumn 🍁 #otoño #foliage #fallcolors #shenandoahnationalpark #ShenNPS #FindYourPark #encuentratuparque #blueridgemountains #GoShenandoah #virginiaoutdoors #exploreVA #shotonandroid
Detail of ruined building's roof. Shenandoah National Park Central District. Photographed 25th November 2018. 🏚️🗻 . . . . . . . . . . #rurex #abandon_seekers #shenandoahnationalpark #ShenNPS #FindYourPark #encuentratuparque #ruins #abandoned #collapsingroof #bluesky #exploringappalachia #exploreVA #virginiaoutdoors #decay #rust #decaynation #beauty_in_decay #patina #otoño #november
Power in simplicity. A dramatic autumn evening at Franklin Cliffs in Shenandoah National Park.
Another view from last November. Shenandoah National Park South District. 19th November 2017. ⛰️ . . . . . . . . . . . . . #shenandoahnationalpark #ShenNPS #FindYourPark #encuentratuparque #mountainviews #blueridgemountains #hiking #shotonandroid
Living sculptures of the forests. A bedding buck in Shenandoah National Park.
Day 4: The hike up to Hawksbill Summit via the AT. The rain stopped in time for me to do one more hike that afternoon. Met a lot of people from Pennsylvania on this hike. (iphones take great pics until you put them in with camera photos lol) #hikingadventures #hiking #mountains #views #naturephotography #hikingtheglobe #hikingculture #virginia #shenandoahnationalpark #getoutside #hawksbillmountain #hikingtrails #nationalpark #womenwhoexplore #shennps #hikingtrails #hiking_daily #hikingculture #hikingphotography #hikingaddict #adventurer #optoutside #trailchat
View of the Shenandoah Valley w/ lens at 55mm. Photo taken from a scenic overlook in Shenandoah National Park Central District on 23rd November 2018. ⛰️ . . . . . . . . . . . . #shenandoahvalley #shenandoahnationalpark #ShenNPS #GoShenandoah #FindYourPark #encuentratuparque #blueridgemountains #skylinedrive #scenicoverlook #landscapephotography #mountainviews #canon #nofilter
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A PATC cabin in late November. Shenandoah National Park Central District. Photographed 25th November 2018. 🌲 . . . . . . . . . #patccabin #shenandoahnationalpark #ShenNPS #encuentratuparque #FindYourPark #hiking #landscapephotography #shotonandroid #blueridgemountains
~ Tread carefully through these woods; our ancestors had this land taken from them, and you are walking on unmarked graves and the last remnants of the hardworking families that built their lives on the ground we now stomp on ~ Day 4 10/14/18 started off with a short 2.4 mile RT hike up to Mary’s Rock via the AT. I had checked the radar & weather before I left & all it showed was cloud cover. Ended up on the top of the mountain in a band of red & yellow storms showing up on the map. It was about 40 degrees when the wind & rain started. At least I was prepared and had my poncho so my electronics did not get soaked again. Because of the weather, I couldn’t set my tripod up & take a picture of myself with the view (there was not another person anywhere on this hike). To get out of the rain, I headed to the nearest visitor center and ended up learning a vast amount of information on how Shenandoah came to be, & it was very sad. #shenandoahnationalpark #marysrock #mountains #views #nature #summit #hikingadventures #hiking #getoutdoors #naturephotography #virginia #landscape #landscapephotography #shennps #summit #solohike #exploreamerica #ighikers #optoutside @nationalparkservice
Having not hiked for almost 3 months, I can say I sincerely regretted this one after I got to the waterfall at the bottom. It was my 3rd hike that day. It was pretty, but I was tired and had seen prettier ones earlier in the day. I struggled on the hike back up to the trailhead because my legs were noodles and starting to hurt pretty bad, but I was so happy to be up there I almost didn’t care lol. #shenandoahnationalpark #waterfalls #chasingwaterfalls #mountains #hikingadventures #virginia #naturelovers #naturephotography #lewisspringfalls #hiking #shennps
Day 3: I only did about 6 miles of this 9.5 mile hike. It was another down-up hike & there were too many hikes on the itinerary for the day. I went to the first waterfall & began the 1718 elevation climb back to the top. While there were no views on this hike, there was plenty of mushrooms, rock formations, & streams to see. The first little hint of fall was beginning to show on a tree here and there. #whiteoakcanyon #whiteoakcanyontrail #waterfall #nature #shenandoahnationalpark #virginia #mountains #wilderness #woods #mushrooms #rocks #hiking #hikingadventures #shennps #hikingtrails #hiking_daily #hikingculture #hikingphotography #hikingaddict #adventurer #adventurevisuals #intothewoods #intothewild
Day 3: 10/13/18. I got up at 5:00am hoping to see a beautiful sunrise. It was 33 degrees with the windchill and there was no visible sunrise, but it was still pretty being in the clouds, with the smallest hint of fall starting to show. #buckhollowoverlook #shenandoahnationalpark #blueridgemountains #clouds #mountains #nature #outdoors #getoutside #naturelovers #naturephotography #shennps
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