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The moon rested right above the mountains, a place I call home. –Daniel Wallock Rockbridge County, Va

The last Blue Moon of the decade rises as the sun sets over the Blue Ridge Mountains last night. Rockbridge County, Virginia

So lovely was the loneliness of a wild lake. -Edgar Allan Poe

Lake Moomaw lies 1,600 ft in the Allegheny Highlands and is the second largest impoundment in western Virginia. It covers 2,530 surface acres and has a maximum depth of 152 feet. Bath County, Virginia

Spy Rock via the Appalachian Trail This rock outcrop, at nearly 4000 feet Provides a 360 degree view of numerous Mountain summits. Located in Nelson County, Virginia

A scenic view over Natural Bridge and Arcadia,Virginia. Taken from Thunder Ridge Overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway and Appalachian Trail. MP 74.7

A Silhouette Sunset over the City of Buena Vista Chimney Rock Mountain Overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway. MP 44.9 Rockbridge County, Va

Cole Mountain (also know as “Cold Mountain”) is one of Central Virginia’s only hikes to cross a bald, pasture-like summit. Views of the valley from the saddle and summit are open in every direction.

Happy #waterfallwednesday! Woodland Trail at Roaring Run Falls looking down on the Class 5+ creek.

Thunder Ridge Overlook Nearly a 180° view from a stone observation deck of Arnold Valley, Natural Bridge, and Glasgow, Virginia.

Irish Creek Valley Overlook looking towards House Mountain and Lexington, Virginia

Wigwam Falls Yankee Horse Ridge Overlook Blue Ridge Parkway MP 34

The Olson Observation Tower is one of the few remaining fire towers in Monongahela National Forest. Olson is located at the southern end of Backbone Mountain northeast of Parsons in Tucker County, West Virginia.

The Natural Bridge, Virginia A 225 ft. gorge once owned by Thomas Jefferson.

Arnold Valley Overlook Blue Ridge Parkway, Virginia

Blackwater Falls, West Virginia The river is named for its tannin-darkened water. Shot at 960 Fps.

Bluff Mountain Tunnel Located in Monroe, Virginia It is the only tunnel on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia. Constructed in 1930 and spans 630 feet.

An aerial view of Goshen Pass, Virginia