Shenandoah National Park: Buck Ridge-Mary’s Rock-Buck Hollow Loop Part 1

This weekend we went hiking on one of our favorite loop trails in Shenandoah National Park. The loop is 9.4 miles. We have done this hike three times – last August, in February, and now in September. The hike starts from the Buck Ridge TrailheadĀ parking lot just outside Sperryville, VA. You walk down a connector […]

Shenandoah National Park: Nicholson Hollow Trail Part 2

Continued from Part 1 I found these lovely flowers by the roadside to the Nicholson Hollow trail-head as well: Horse Nettle Horse Nettle, or Solanum carolinense, is a member of the Nightshade family (Solanaceae) and blooms May to October. A native plant, it grows throughout North America. Although it is considered a weed by some, […]