Before Ian Cooper was old enough to walk, his parents would strap him into a back-carrier and head to Shenandoah National Park. According to his mother, Ian was always at home in the woods. Today, at age 15, Ian is an avid hiker who continues to explore Shenandoah regularly. He’s particularly fond of waterfalls, scented […]
Shenandoah National Park celebrated its 75th anniversary in style on June 25th. About 2,000 people joined in on the fun at Big Meadows—the location of the 1936 dedication. The President’s Own Marine Band launched the day’s events, which included the Rededication Ceremony. One touching moment in the ceremony occurred when Superintendent Martha Bogle asked audience […]
Celebrate Shenandoah National Park’s 75th anniversary with a full day of events on Saturday. The President’s Own Marine Band kicks off the day with the Rededication Ceremony at 10:00 am, followed by hikes, ranger programs, food and entertainment, encounters with wildlife—and a whole lot more—from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm. All anniversary events take place […]
Old Rag Trail Log 8.8 miles toward your 100 mile goal: Old Rag Trail is a force to be reckoned with – its granite boulders protrude east of the Blue Ridge Crest to a summit of 3,291 ft. It provides quite the challenge for both novice and expert hikers, attracting many from around the mid-Atlantic […]
Story by Allison Killam Photos by Robert Boag and Christine Letsky-Anderson Published June 2011 Shenandoah National Park Celebrates its Milestone Anniversary “It’s so quiet, you can hear the water running,” says Mike Morris. “The old chimney still stands there.” Morris, a valley resident, describes the spot where his father was born in a hollow of […]
Published June 2011 “News the local buzz” highlights Views of Shenandoah photo contest. Check it out!