Picnicking along the Blue Ridge Parkway

By Lynn R. Mitchell

Blue Ridge Parkway 1It was a good day to pop up to the Blue Ridge Parkway for a picnic lunch at Humpback Rock picnic area so that’s exactly what we did.  With a brisk breeze, the temperature in the mountains was a comfortable 82 degrees in the middle of the day, perfect to meander along the Parkway and check favorite hideouts.

Humpback Rock Visitor CenterHumpback Visitor Center at Milepost 5.

Humpback Rock picnic areaThe picnic area appears to be a little neglected with tall grass and weeds around some of the tables.

Blue Ridge Parkway 3It was hazy looking out toward the Shenandoah Valley and Stuarts Draft-Waynesboro.

Blue Ridge Parkway 2The Rockfish Valley east of the Blue Ridge.

Humpback RockThe famous Humpback Rock was visible from the Blue Ridge Parkway heading north toward Humpback Rock Farm and Afton. It was an impromptu meander and I had left my camera at home so all photos were taken with my phone.

Photos by Lynn R. Mitchell
July 8, 2014

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One thought on “Picnicking along the Blue Ridge Parkway

  1. […] you knew it, we were back at Humpback Rock for the second time this week (see Picnicking along the Blue Ridge Parkway). From our view on the Parkway traveling north, we could see hikers who had climbed this popular […]

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