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Skyland, Limberlost, Big Meadows … Shenandoah called

By Lynn R. Mitchell

??????????The mountains called. Skyland Resort is open for the season and it was hopping on Easter Monday as my Richmond sister Lori and I popped in to the dining room with dozens of other visitors for lunch and to enjoy the views out the huge windows overlooking the Page Valley.

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Photos … Skyline Drive in late November 2014

By Lynn R. Mitchell

??????????The Friday before Thanksgiving … we took the day to play in Shenandoah National Park. It was sunny but a very cold 22 degrees with some wind and few visitors. I wrote about our day with photos (see The mountains were calling) … here are more photos from a wonderful day on the mountain.

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The mountains were calling

??????????By Lynn R. Mitchell

I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.” –Psalm 121:1

I had a million things to do today. I should have gotten my work done. But I couldn’t get my mind off a friend in Richmond who is going through some serious health issues and is back in the hospital for a third time. I could have done any one of the many items on my list today but sometimes it seems life is too short.

The mountains were calling.

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Prescribed burn at Big Meadows

Shenandoah National Park logo 2By Lynn R. Mitchell

A controlled burn went as planned Thursday at Big Meadows in Shenandoah National Park (see Controlled Burn Executed in Shenandoah National Park by reporter Jenna Dagenhart at NBC-29):

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September 27 is fee-free day at Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park logo 2By Lynn R. Mitchell

September 27 is fee-free day at Shenandoah National Park in celebration of National Public Lands Day.

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Skyland: 15th Annual Apple Butter Festival in Shenandoah National Park Saturday

ApplesBy Lynn R. Mitchell

It’s September, apples are ripening on trees, and apple butter season is here which means it’s time to time for Skyland’s 15th Annual Apple Butter Celebration. In the cool of the mountains of Shenandoah National Park, the copper kettle will be filled with apples that will spend the day bubbling over an open fire, the paddle continually stirring to prevent sticking. You’re welcome to give it a stir and take a taste of this mountain treat. When the apples have cooked down and had spices added, it will be sealed in jars and sold.

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