Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Virginia Vacation Day 2: Shenandoah National Park, VA - Whiteoak Canyon/Hawksbill/Cedar Run

So on our second day of vacashun we woked up rilly early in the mornings while it woz still dark outside and drived to Shenandoh-ha National Park.  We woz treated to a bootiful sunrise on the way.

Then we finded the road blocked by Mountain Chickens like the one Anna seened in North Crayolina eggsept this woz a hole hurd of them.  Fortunately we woz in our car and mom woz able drive thru them without harming any chickuns.
So then we gotted to Whiteoak Canyon and started hiking up high by waterfalls.  They say you climb 2200 feets up in the air and they even has warning signs posted that it be a furry difficult hike.
Then we woz going on up to the top of Hawksbill Mountain afore going back down coz we do be so close and it be the highest mountain in Shenandoh-ha Park.  We would be climbing up about 3000 feets all togedder.  Yikes!
Climbing up rawks.
Lower Whiteoak Falls
Upper Whiteoak Falls

Looking down Whiteoak Canyon from up high.
Then we commed to Skyline Drive wot is the famuss road you can drive your car on through Shenandoh-ha Park!
So we woz not done climbing yet.  Now on up to the summit of Hawksbill Mountain.
There woz some seeniks along the way and it woz crazee windy up there!  It woz cold up there, too and mom could see my bref.  Mom had to put her rain gear on to keep the cold winds from going rite thru her fleece!  I has my unnercoat on all the times so I woz not cold.
So then we gotted to the summit of Hawksbill Mountain wot is 4,050 feets up high.
 
There be a viewing platform wot we could stand on.  That man ahind me woz visiting from East Germany.  I heared him tell my mom that.
We could not stay there long coz mom's fingers woz freezing so we headed back down and on to Cedar Run wot woz all downhill by more waterfalls all the way back to our car.
 
It woz much warmer down off the Hawksbill Mountain so I gotted to go in the water and get my furs wet.

We dinnot see those Mountain Chickuns on the way home to our cabin but we did see some Mountain Cows.
 Stay tooned - more advenshures to come!

8 comments:

  1. What a wonderful time you must have had. Those pictures are awesome, and that cabin wasn't even like a cabin but a 4-star hotel. Who would have thought.

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  2. OMG! More mountain chickens?!? I'm so glad you got by them safely! They're mean little buggars!

    What wonderful mountain views! Going to the next entry now to read more about these "cow" things??

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  3. Holy cow! I'm surprised it wasn't snowing with as high up in those clouds as you were!

    Very impressive climbing, former foster sis!

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  4. Wow! You are right on the edge of nothing in that one photo! It made Mommy very nervous.

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  5. Khould woo see New Jersey from those rokhks?

    Hugz&Khysses,
    Khyra and The Golden Khousins

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  6. Beautiful shots!! Love your pack!

    Your pal, Pip

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  7. I am going to have nightmares about those mountain chickens! That was pretty high up that you hiked.

    The Morgan leaf blower ordeal involved a lot of barking and a crate that looked like it belonged to the Tasmanian Devil! Morgan was NOT a happy camper. If there were men on our roof, that would probably send her completely over the edge!

    Bunny

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  8. I guess u did NOT member wot I said about da cliffs young lady!

    Bootiful seeniks u did seed.

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