Thursday, October 23, 2014

Skyline Drive - Autumn Report #4

Shenandoah National Park, Virginia 

The trail to Dark Hollow Falls follows Hogcamp Branch, a small mountain stream that creates the falls. It is an easy hike, less than a mile and a half round trip from the Skyline Drive.

There were plenty of people on the trail with cameras, and a couple of serious photographers with professional looking equipment carrying tripods. It struck me as curious that not one person stopped to look or photograph along the trail. They were interested in the falls, their destination, not the path to it.  I never made it to the falls. The woods and stream along the trail were so beautiful that I stopped to take pictures every few feet until I ran out of time and had to turn back. Dark Hollow Falls will be there for me another day.

 Hogcamp Branch


  1. I've enjoyed your photos along Skyline Drive. This is my favorite time of the year, and our colors have just peaked around here as well. I understand why you never made it to Dark Hollow Falls. I guess like in other things in life, it's all about the journey, not so much the destination. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thanks, Ed. This is one of my favorite times of the year to be outdoors.


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