Dark Hollow Falls -Columbus Day Hike

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the first of many today

Ya know, it's nice to have a state job and get all these extra holidays. I think that was the worst part about working retail. I had Christmas Day and Easter off and that's it. Ok, so it's time for another adventure with Sarah. We did not bring the dogs this time....given the puking in the car incident the last time we went to Shanendoah. And since we didn't have the dogs, we decided to go on one of the trails that does not allow pets. I am so out of shape! I was exhuasted by the end of the hike back to the car. ...of course I was also carrying a pack of camera gear. Towards the end, Sarah was getting so annoyed with me being slower that she took the pack and it was so much easier to get up the hill. I was able to trot up the rest of the way.

getting the shot
It was a little embarrasing that much older people were passing me by.

Dark Hollow Falls trail is listed as strenuous difficulty (so its not just my lazy ass). There are so many good spots to stop along the trail to take pictures or just rest. This trail was pretty busy on the day that we went. Several people were trying to get good shots of the big falls and since I don't like people in my pictures...we did not get very many. Oh, and there are warning signs for your safety! Once we got to the falls, we continued on a little ways down the Hogcamp Branch that runs along the water until we got tired and decided to head back. I really wished I lived closer to the park so that I didn't have to drive so far everytime I want to go hiking there.

homeres says:
sounds like youre outta shape
Posted on: Jan 16, 2009
joshua45 says:
My friend and I visited there this past summer on a particularly warm day. We refreshed ourselves along the way by use of the stream feeding the Falls. Especially enjoyed seeing the small trout in the pool at the bottom of the falls. Took some memorable pictures that day. Wonderful experience.
Posted on: Jan 16, 2009
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the first of many today
the first of many today
getting the shot
getting the shot
see..thats a big pack
see..that's a big pack
naked tree
naked tree
climb out on a limb
climb out on a limb
Sarah trying to get the perfect sh…
Sarah trying to get the perfect s…
peek a boo
peek a boo
serenity
serenity
fall colors
fall colors
the world keeps moving
the world keeps moving
this one came out good
this one came out good
this one got blown up
this one got blown up
there are about 3 dozen shots like…
there are about 3 dozen shots lik…
Sarah takes a lot of random pictur…
Sarah takes a lot of random pictu…
mighty tree has fallen
mighty tree has fallen
completely uprooted
completely uprooted
pretty as a picture
pretty as a picture
me and my shadow
me and my shadow
Sarahs artisticness
Sarah's artisticness
adventure team
adventure team
baby falls
baby falls
leave only footprints
leave only footprints
mini pool
mini pool
hug a tree
hug a tree
warning sign? scary warning sign
warning sign? scary warning sign
on the road again
on the road again
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