Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains in central Virginia, Shenandoah features rolling tree-lined hills, wooded hollows, spectacular waterfalls and a diversity of wildlife, all easily accessible from the scenic Skyline Drive. The park preserves a remarkable slice of southern Appalachian natural history and beauty with a dazzling array of recreational opportunities.
Back when my wife and I were just dating, we used to go hiking to the top of Old Rag in Shenandoah National Park fairly often. I decided to propose to her near the top, and secretly packed a tripod and camera in my backpack to enable me to capture…
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