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2-29-04 -- Amicalola Falls, GA
3-20-04 -- Newfound Gap, NC
March 04 -- From the trail
March 04 -- More from the trail
4-5-04 -- Weekend, Erwin, TN
April 04 -- From the trail
April 04 -- From the trail, mid-April
2004 Easter Weekend Visit
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April 04 -- More from the trail
May 04-- From the trail
May 04-- Trail Magic
May 27-28 -- Harpers Ferry, WV
May 04 -- From the trail Group 2
May 04 -- From the trail Group 3
May 04 -- From the trail Group 4
May 04 -- Shenandoah Park
Nov 04 -- Maryland, Penn.
Nov 05 -- NJ, NY, CN
April 2006 -- CN, MA, VT
July 2006 -- New Hampshire
August 2007 -- Maine    
Sept 2007 -- Maine  
Photos from the trip home
After Karen’s decision to leave the trail,
we left Harpers Ferry on May 29, with Karen, to head home.
On the way, we spent two days in Shenandoah National Park.
Shenandoah National Park
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Northern Shenandoah Park.
Karen has traded in her
hiking boots for the back
seat of a Toyota Camry.
(At least, for now....)
View from the Dickey Ridge
Visitor Center near the
northern entrance to the
park.
The Visitor Center had a 3D
relief map of the park.  We
also enjoyed a short movie
on the history of Shenandoah
Valley.
Somewhere along Skyline
Drive which runs 105 miles,
the entire length of the park.
Freeda (mom), Judy (sister-
in-law, and Karen (formerly
known as the hiker Scarf).
Skyline Drive has many scenic overlooks ...and we stopped at nearly every one!
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We parked near a side trail
to the A.T. and walked down
to a shelter where Karen met
one of her hiking buddies.
Some hikers were already
stopped for the evening and
preparing their meals.
Mom inspects the shelter
typical of Karen’s “home
away from home” for the
past three months.
Karen remembered staying
at this particular shelter.
Each shelter was unique.
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Karen found the entry from
a few weeks earlier where
Nails describes the racoon
that climbed the pole and
stole her food.
Here’s the pole Nails
used to feed the wildlife
(but not on purpose!)
Each shelter has a log book
where hikers tell of their
adventures and write mess-
ages to other hikers.
Somewhere along Skyline
Drive.
Karen remembered seeing
this sign at a road crossing.
Seeing a sign to “Washing-
ton DC” was the first time
it really sunk in just how far
she had walked.
Mountain Laurel and other
flowers were found in the
park.
Karen and Wayne pose by a
white blaze, one of the 17
spots along Skyline Drive
where the trail crosses the
highway.
We decided to leave a little
“Trail Magic”.  Karen and
mom hung a bag of fruit,
soft drinks, and cookies on
an A.T. trail marker.
Karen leaves more trail
magic at another location.
Near the end of our first day in Shenandoah Park, we met an inquisitive deer who walked right up to our car window.
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We saw beautiful sunsets and mountain ranges
throughout the Shenandoah Valley.
We stayed here at Big Meadows Lodge in Shenandoah Valley National Park.
Here is the “big meadow” on
top of the mountain range from
which the area gets its name.
Lot’s of overlooks to enjoy the scenery.
After exiting the south end of Shenandoah Park our second
night, we stayed at Days Inn in Waynesboro.
On the way home, we stopped at Tamarack in West Virginia,
an arts and crafts showcase for WV artists.  Karen found a friend.