Skyline Drive-Shenandoah National Park

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Skyline drive is a 105 mile scenic drive that runs the length of Virginia's Shenandoah National Park. The road runs generally along the ridge of the Blue Ridge Mountains within the park. The drive is particularly popular in the fall leading to congestion most weekends. Annually over two million people visit the park.

Personally I have seen countless deer along the drive as well as wild turkeys, several large black bears and cubs and even a bobcat. I visit Big Meadows every summer as the Fawns generally foal the last week of May through the first week of June, making for some memorable early morning photography.

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Steve Hall
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check! Just added to my list of places to visit. Thanks for the photos.

Oct 15, 2008 06:48 PM #1
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Steve-

It really is beautiful, miles and miles of hiking trails, wildlife, white-water rafting, and history it really is a wonderful travel destination.

Oct 15, 2008 07:54 PM #2
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Karen Pierce
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Bryant - It looks beautiful, an area I want to see one day. I read about it when reading "A Walk In The Woods" by Bill Bryson, but now that I've seen how beautiful it is, I may need to move it up the To Do list!

Oct 16, 2008 12:11 AM #3
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Karen-

fall and Spring are my favorite times to visit but Winter is certainly pretty to with the snow.

Oct 16, 2008 06:40 AM #4
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Bob Cumiskey
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Bryant, Your photos are always so beautiful.  Thanks for sharing them.  And like Steve, I just added another to my list of places I want to visit.

Oct 16, 2008 01:18 PM #5
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Bob-

Thank you, I have been thinking lately that I get so much positive feedback about my photography and I am enjoying writing these travel blogs that I am toying with the idea of writing a few travel magazine articles or a travel book with my photography included! Thanks again for all the encouragement and I will continue to post my images as long as people are enjoying them.

Oct 16, 2008 01:36 PM #6
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Karen Kruschka
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Bryant  Skyline - we love to spend a few days at Big Meadows Lodge in the Fall, but couldn't make it this year.  My husband has camped with his Boy Scout troop in all four seasons,  Karen

Oct 18, 2008 01:27 PM #7
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Karen-

My wife and I get to skyline several times a year and we love it.

Oct 19, 2008 10:13 AM #8
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Will Nesbitt
Nesbitt Realty at Condo Alexandria - Alexandria, VA
Nesbitt Realty is a family-run brokerage.

My grandfather wrote "Memories of a Lewis Mountain Man" to chronicle life on the Shenandoah National Forest before the Skyline Drive.

Oct 19, 2008 12:03 PM #9
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Will-

That is awesome I am going to buy that book today. I have read several books on the residents of the area before the forcible removal of the inhabitants around Grandfather Mountain, Syria, and the surrounding counties. Thank you for referring me to this new book!

Oct 19, 2008 01:45 PM #10
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Jason & Amber Gardner
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Breathtaking photos. 

Oct 20, 2008 12:11 PM #11
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Jason & Amber-

Thank you very much for the kind words on my images!

Oct 20, 2008 12:36 PM #12
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Lisa Hill
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I love deer. They're like children, with gangly legs and boney elbows, but at the same time, they're graceful. I know. It's a strange description, but that's how I see them.

Oct 22, 2008 06:00 PM #13
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Mirela Monte
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MAJESTIC! 

Like a breath of fresh air!

Great job with the lens!

Thank you!

Oct 23, 2008 11:18 PM #14
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Lisa-

This deer was less than6 feet away, I didn't even need to put a telephoto lens on my canon.

Oct 27, 2008 05:52 PM #15
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Mirela-

Thank you very much, that's some compliment and I truly appreciate it!

Oct 27, 2008 05:53 PM #16
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