Lewis Spring Falls
The 4th tallest waterfall in SNP at 81 feet, encased by pure wilderness. Lewis Spring is not only the principal source of water for the Big Meadows development, but it's also the source of Hawksbill Creek (which forms Lewis Spring Falls), that eventually flows through the town of Luray, Virginia before joining the Shenandoah River.
Not one of the most photogenic waterfalls at Shenandoah, you either love or hate photographing it. I've had my share of hating it through the years. Been there several times and have never really been pleased with my end results. But I decided to give it another try after some decent rainfall totals. I don't really care for shooting waterfalls when there is no greenery, but one has to take the high water opportunities when they come along.
The one downside to this waterfall is that you have to view it from an observation point that swings out to the left of it. Problem is that you can't view the entire length of the falls from here. So one Saturday morning in November 2009, I decided to bushwhack to the bottom of it. It's an awesome wilderness waterfall if you view it from the bottom up. But I seriously doubt if that will ever happen again in my lifetime - sometimes my levels of enthusiasm override my better judgement!
Captured with a small, low-quality standard definition camcorder.
Lewis Spring Falls, Skyline Drive, VA
Fall 2011 - Skyline Drive - Virginia, by Alice (Brown) Shevitz 10-25-2011 5-04-31 PM 640x48011.wmv
A morning on the Skyline Drive.
Oct. 25, 2011
Appalachian Trail Talk Leg #20 - Skyland (Luray VA) to Front Royal VA
Restart of my Thru Hike - 1 Apr 2017 NOBO
Dark Hollow Falls (Upper)
Dark Hollow Falls, Shenandoah National Park, Virginia. The stream that runs parallel with the hiking trail is Hogcamp Branch, which drains Big Meadows Swamp and becomes the principal tributary of Rose River.
There's a fantastic view of the falls from the bottom. The water drops 70 feet, in a series of cascades, over the crumbling greenstone of an ancient lava flow. Thomas Jefferson once stood here and admired the falls. Jefferson spent a great deal of time exploring these mountains, and studying their plants and animals. He was so fond of the Blue Ridge that at Monticello he put the outbuildings below ground, so as not to interfere with his view of the mountains.
The last segment in this clip was taken from the head of the falls at the top, with a slight pan downwards.
See lower Dark Hollow Falls clip here:
View from overlook at Loft Mountain on the Frazier Trail, Skyline Drive, Shenendoah National Park in VA.
CHRIS ACROSS AMERICA: Through the Camera's Eye
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ALABAMA - U.S. Space & Rocket Center
ALASKA - Mt. McKinley
ARIZONA - Grand Canyon
ARKANSAS - Forrest city
CALIFORNIA - Los Angeles
COLORADO - Great Sand Dunes National Park
CONNECTICUT - The University of Bridgeport
DELAWARE - Nemours Mansion
FLORIDA - Walt Disney World
GEORGIA - Georgia Aquarium
HAWAII - Lanikai Beach
IDAHO - Wallace Silver mining country
ILLINOIS - Chicago's Millenium Park
INDIANA - Indy 500
IOWA - Field of Dreams
KANSAS - The Flint Hills
KENTUCKY - Kentucky Derby
LOUISIANA - New Orleans
MAINE - Portland Head Lighthouse Cape Elizabeth
MARYLAND - Gaylord Convention Center
MASSACHUSETTS - Boston
MICHIGAN - Lake Michigan
MINNESOTA - Mall of America
MISSISSIPPI - Riverboat on the Mississippi River
MISSOURI - St. Louis Arch
MONTANA - Glacier National Park
NEBRASKA - Chimney Rock
NEVADA - Las Vegas
NEW HAMPSHIRE - The Washington Resort
NEW JERSEY - The Jersey Turnpike
NEW MEXICO - Chaco Canyon
NEW YORK - Times Square
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NORTH DAKOTA - Rugby
OHIO - Longaberger Basket
OKLAHOMA - Oklahoma City Memorial
OREGON - The Lan Su Yuan
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RHODE ISLAND - Newport
SOUTH CAROLINA - Black Water Swamp
SOUTH DAKOTA - Mt. Rushmore
TENNESSEE - Graceland
TEXAS - The Alamo
UTAH - Arches National Park
VERMONT - State House
VIRGINIA - Luray Caverns
WASHINGTON - Seattle Space Needle
WEST VIRGINIA - New River Gorge Bridge
WISCONSIN - Green Bay Packers Stadium
WYOMING - Yellowstone National Park
WASHINGTON D.C. - The U.S. Capitol
Dark Hollow Falls on Skyline Drive, Virginia
One of quite a few videos that I took of the Dark Hollow Falls that are located .8 miles off of the main stretch of Skyline Drive. It was a bit of a hike to get to it, but I think it was worth it.
Shenandoah National Park: Skyland Resort Canyon 160 Room Tour
This was the room my family and I stayed in during our vacation! Enjoy the tour.
Lewis Mountain Cabin at Shenandoah Park
Lewis Mountain Cabin
Jumping Waterfalls – Shenandoah National Park
Drove out to Shenandoah National Park in Virginia to camp, hike, take photos, and jump into waterfalls. With just 36 hours in the park, we saw 6 bears and 4 waterfalls – a recipe for wilderness success.
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Big Meadows Lodge
Big Meadows Lodge is one of three lodging facilities in Shenandoah National Park. The lodge in on the park's Skyline Drive
Big Meadows Tent Camping October 2014
Four day tent camping trip in the Shenandoah National Park; Big Meadows campground. Since I was car camping I brought some new toys to try out. USMC Combat Tent made by Diamond, Hennessy Hammock's Hex Tarp, HAM Radio Setup for ECOM work, MSR Rapidfire Stove, Propane Lantern and many others.
Skyland black bear
Longer video of the black bear we saw May 31, 2010. He/she was calmly foraging in the woods about 100 feet from a road leading to some lodge rooms at Skyland in Shenandoah National Park, and was unperturbed by the dozen or so onlookers and their cameras and their cars.
Corbin Cabin in Shenandoah National Park
This is an old log cabin I found off a trail in Shenandoah National Park.The Corbin Cabin is a log structure built by George T. Corbin in 1909 in the Nicholson Hollow area of what is now Shenandoah National Park. Corbin was forced to vacate the land on which the cabin sits in 1938, when the land was added to Shenandoah National Park. The cabin is unique in that it is one of a small number of buildings located in Nicholson Hollow spared during the creation of the park, and still remains standing despite recent forest fires. This is a link on the area and the trail and there are a few ways to get where I was -
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Shenandoah Hiking Loop, Waterfall & Camping!
Hiking in the Shenandoah National Park near Sperryville, VA. Beautiful June weather!
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Hiking in Shenandoah National Park to Dark Hollow Falls
Hiking in Shenandoah National Park to Dark Hollow Falls
Hiking to Dark Hollow Falls in Shenandoah National Park & cruising Skyline Drive
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Camp Hoover - Shenandoah National Park
Still pics and HD video of a 7.2 mile hike to Camp Hoover in Shenandoah National Park. Also known as Rapidan Camp. I also searched for a nearby USGS survey benchmark from 1929.
Shenandoah National Park: Dark Hollow Falls, Skyland, Big Meadows
Scenes from Shenandoah on a cold November Saturday, with Dark Hollow Falls, Skyland, and Big Meadows. Shot with Google Glass, stabilized post-upload through YouTube. #throughglass
Luray High School is a Learn & School grant school. We take students on hikes in the Shenandoah National Park to collect water samples in an effort to provide a significant watershed experience. This video shows student/teacher interaction on a hike to Lewis Falls in the Spring of 2010