Here’s an attempt at stitching a panorama from several photographs that were taken with a slowed shutter-speed (for that smooth, white water effect).
Traveling back from Jefferson National Forest, we stopped at Shenandoah National Park, photographing some of the breath-taking views along the ridge-top highway. A park ranger warned us of an incoming snow storm, which was expected to shut-down the park; the storm came later than predicted, so we weren’t trapped in the park, but when it did arrive, a light dusting covered the area… which was apparently the most snow received all winter… It makes me appreciate real winters.
North Creek is stocked with trout and it seemed to be a major attractant for locals. Although the stream is catch-and-release only, there was a freshly killed fish head in one of the slower pools of the stream, just after a fisherman left the area. Other than that gruesome image, the stream and riparian zone made for a excellent place to relax in the sun and read Four Fish.