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Monday, October 19, 2009

Winter Blast

In the mid-Atlantic area, we were treated to some harsh, early winter weather over the weekend. Temperatures in the 30's and 40's were common, accompanied by a low pressure system that dumped a lot of rain.

Out in our little neck of the woods, awakening Sunday morning for a drive to the Southern Kitchen in New Market (post tomorrow), we saw snow coating the trees and rocks of the higher elevations in Shenandoah National Park. Here are a few photos I took on Sunday morning looking up to the heights, all in the vicinity of Hawksbill and Stonyman mountains.

After breakfast, we took a circuitous route back to the Hawksbill Cabin via Edinburg and Crissman Hollow. The Massanutten Mountain is about 1,000 feet shorter on average than the two peaks across the Valley, but a light snow had fallen there as well. It seemed that the snow line was at the very top over there, however.

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