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White Oak Canyon, Shenandoah NP (VA)

Okay, so the pictures here are actually from two trips that took place about a week apart. I first came to the park with my mom on Christmas day. We celebrate Christmas Eve and since we had nothing else to do, we decided to drive through on the Skyline Drive. It was about 60 degrees in D.C., yet the rocks here were still covered by ice. Then, about a week later, we came back to hike the White Oak Canyon trail. Keith came along this time, too.

Rocks by the Skyline Drive covered in ice

Here I am at a viewpoint overlooking the Shenandoah valley

This was my first time to the Big Meadows. This place is pretty spectacular. Not only a meadow of this size is a pretty unusual occurence in mountains, but the grass was very orange and wavy.

We saw maybe 20 deer during this one drive through the park. At least 10 were grazing at, or near, the Big Meadows

Here is a picture from the second trip to the White Oak Canyon. There are about 6 big waterfalls along this trail.

My mom in front of another waterfall