Skyline Drive in Shenandoah Natiional Park gives you beautiful vistas on both sides, and provides trailheads for many beautiful hikes. It’s one of the most beautiful mountain drives in eastern US.
Entering the park, the canopy of the trees
The Great Smoky Mountains, with its trademark blue haze, conjures up Shangri-La and really beckons you to reflect, if you can find solitude.
The dark clouds are above us as we approached the Mammoth Cave visitor center. The threat of rain is hovering over us but fear not – Most of this park is indoors, and naturally air-conditioned!
Fortunately, we did our research ahead and booked the tour before we got there. Nearly all tours were booked for the morning with only a few left in the afternoon. While it was a warm summer day, most visitors carried a sweatshirt with them. It will be important in a few minutes.