April 30, 2007 [LINK / comment]

Spring scenery in Virginia

This photo of Massanutten Mountain is ten days old, but I figured it is still worth posting. Actually, "Mountain" is a misnomer, as Massanutten is actually a prominent ridge that extends for 40 miles, from just west of Front Royal, Virginia, and then comes to an abrupt stop at this point, about ten miles east of Harrisonburg. Behind the peak of the mountain (where some signal towers are barely visible) is a two-mile-wide crater-like depression; that is where the posh Massanutten Resort is located. Roll the mouse over this image to see the fire road that runs along Madison Run, on the west edge of Shenandoah National Park, where I took a short hike later that day.