Super 8 Mount Jackson
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... There is bear awareness signs in the toilets etc. Bears and us didn't mix this time! ((Peter) - I was quite pleased as I didn't want another Cassowary episode like when Gill was busy trying to photograph a Cassowary in Australia with a bear getting upset as she tried to photograph it!!!) This park was established between 1933-1942 when in an effort to provide work during the depression years 10,000 young men lived in camps under the supervision of the Army ...
... reason, it's a struggle to get them into the suitcase. I guess I am hoping that my belongings will put themselves in the suitcase!!!
The packing to do list is made, so I guess I need to stop blogging and start packing! I cannot wait to share our travel adventures with you all. I know this trip is going to be AMAZING!!! An adventure awaits and I am ready for it!
... the Shenandoah River to the west. Superb scenery with numerous lookouts (outlooks) looking east and west. Beautiful white Dogwood, pink Red Bud and pale pink cherry blossom.
Pulled in to camp at Big Meadows camp ground. So different from NP in Aus. A host to greet us, tell us where to park and how to pay. Vast camp that would be mayhem in high season but lovely today. Wild deer wandering around. Gathered firewood and build a fire - the first of many, we ...
... were just behind us had been attacked by yellow jackets. Fortunately, Sandy had some hydrocortisone cream in her bag to share with these people to help alleviate their stings. Back at the fire road, we turned right and hiked back to the parking area. We then headed back to camp, but it was still a little early, so Sandy and I headed to Skyline Drive to check out some of the overlooks. We went north and stopped at Rattlesnake ...
... to toss the backpack over, then get one hand, one foot, other hand over, until I was positioned in a lunge. Then I focused all energy down into the palms of hands and soles of feet, and pushed the back foot while pulling with the three forward points. It worked and even felt somewhat graceful and controlled. I got a huge rush of adrenaline after that one.
I loved that truly physical sense of accomplishment. There was a rock. I climbed it. There ...