It feels like fall in the Blue Ridge Mountains

By Lynn R. Mitchell

9The Blue Ridge Parkway around milepost 4 in Virginia. Fall-like temp at mid-day was 53 degrees — sweaters and sweatshirts were on tap on this mid-September Sunday.

10Looking over Stuarts Draft / Augusta County in the Shenandoah Valley. In the distance are the Alleghany Mountains.

13Humpback Rock Visitor Center area at milepost 5.

14Blue Ridge Mountains, Augusta County.

15Hey, National Park Service, where’s the view? It has been obscured for years. If there’s no intention of clearing trees to restore the view of the Shenandoah Valley, perhaps the sign needs to go. A better sign: “View: Trees and fauna of Blue Ridge Mountains” … but I’d rather have the view of the Valley because most of the views along this part of the BRP are visible while driving and not where there are overlooks.

16Humpback Rock.

17Father and son on their way to explore Humpback mountain farm and grounds.

18The Rockfish Valley of Virginia. Good-night, John-Boy.

6This fella visited Humpback Rock picnic area Sunday afternoon, sniffing out food where tourists and locals were picnicking (see Black bear ambles into Humpback Rock picnic area).

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12It was busy on the Blue Ridge Parkway on Sunday — lots of tourists and locals, hikers, motorcycles, and bicycles.

11It’s a Wonderful World

Photos by Lynn R. Mitchell
September 13, 2015

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