I went to Shenandoah National Park over the weekend to enjoy(?) the fall foliage with some of my friends.
It took us about 2 long hours...and we ate kimbob that we bought at KimbobNara and some from Korean Korner in the car.
You gotta be careful with kimbobs...you might get sick like me later on. It is considered picnic food for its convenience but preparation and digestion could give you problems haha...anyhow... Dark Hollow Falls Trail turned out to be one of the trail in the Skyline Drive. Wow. Long again. Ha ha...By that time I really wanted to breathe air and step on the ground...I was having motion sickness from the backseat.
But the scenery was beautiful although I'm not sure if the fall foliage was there... I saw little autumn colors but leaves were already starting to fall probably because of heavy rain and wind these days.
But still it was beautiful~!
Little bit of colors for you to see.
I was told that we will be walking on the trail but I wasn't informed that it would be that steep and chilly since the trail had waterfalls and late in the day...sigh...
Water trailing down right next to the trail...and I saw many people coming back to the beginning of the entrance with DIY walking sticks from broken branches...uh oh...that steep?
This was the beginning of the trail...just fine and beautiful..can you see how late we went there?
Then, it started to get steep downward and it was muddy in most places too...my goodness..scared to death that I might slip right down! Ahhhhhh~~! Whew...but got down just fine. And everybody was crowded here..
Waterfall~! Everybody all bundled up nice and warm!
We went down some more and oooo~worth the effort...beautiful rest stop.
I went to Trail A (I think) and it was now a flat but stony trail...I guess horses pass by too..'cause my friend Kyu ummmm stepped on the horse's ...LOL....we started to look for our own walking sticks too! Kyu found really nice one..and mine was little bent but usable.
Overflow was passing through the trail and yay~we had our hiking sticks to cross with.
With my precious hiking stick.
That's Kyu with her hiking stick. She was determined to go to the end of the trail but deeper we went, no people were in sight so we turned back. Got scared little. But it was beautiful everywhere~!
Climbing back...was not fun though. My thighs were burning and my hiking sticks were great help. So I left my stick leaning near the entrance. Hopefully someone puts it into good use!
Then, another 2hr motion sickness...Next time (if we ever get energy to ride the car for another 4hours roundtrip) we will be better prepared with snacks, drinks, and warmer clothes and shoes. Ooooo~ fun...I'll make sure I won't eat Kimbob in the car next time. You be careful too with Kimbob since it get spoiled easily so just buy enough to eat once.
The way back home, we stopped by Annandale, Virginia (Korean town) and ate hot pot/Jungol at Annangol Restaurant. I was too hungry and too tired to take any pictures, but will post separate post for this restaurant.
I would definitely go back there minus the car ride...