The main reason I love Shenandoah National Park is that it makes you work for its beauty. In many of the big western parks, the best views and features are only a short distance from a parking lot. Times with the best light will find crowds of photographers lining up to shoot the same photograph. Not in Shenandoah. While there are overlooks on the Skyline Drive that yield some great views, the true beauty of this National Park only reveals itself to those who are willing to hike to the tops of its mountains or down into its deep valleys and hollows.
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