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    Buy this Book!

    by agapotravel Written Sep 13, 2008

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    I have lived in Virginia my whole life and still wouldn't have known about most of the waterfalls without the help of this book.

    Waterfalls of the Blue Ridge - A Hiking Guide to the Cascades of the Blue Ridge Mountains

    It is a must have for anyone wanting to explore the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive waterfalls.

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    White Rock Falls

    by agapotravel Written Sep 13, 2008

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    White Rocks Falls are very small volume, but the scenery is so peaceful. You are right next to the road practically, but you can't hear any car noise because of the density of the trees. It is an easy hike (less than 2 miles roundtrip) with some elevation.

    The trail is very well marked with yellow marks on trees. Do not turn right when given the option at a fork....that leads you back up to another parking area. Instead, continue straight to the falls.

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    St. Mary's Waterfall

    by agapotravel Written Sep 13, 2008

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    St. Mary's Waterfall
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    St. Mary's Waterfall is in St. Mary's Wilderness, part of George Washington National Forest. This hike is about 4 1/2 miles roundtrip. We visited the day after a hurricane had hit the area, and it made it a bit more challenging. The trail was full of fallen trees and rocks.

    There are several river crossings on this trail. Some are an easy hop on rocks and others require you to wade through the river. Again, this is probably due in large part to when we visited.

    My complaint about this waterfall was that it was so easy to lose the trail. Going from the land to river and back again numerous times made it difficult to keep your bearings.

    The hike (not counting the river crossings) was a bit boring, but once you get to the waterfall, it is worth it.

    The waterfall is actually in a minature canyon, and it spills over a 10 foot ledge into a large pool. People were swimming there when we visited. It can get slippery on all of the ledges, so please be careful. The setting is very serene and beautiful.

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    Wigwam Falls

    by agapotravel Written Sep 13, 2008

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    After seeing Crabtree Falls, some of the other, smaller waterfalls may seem underwhelming. You may want to plan your visit so that you see Crabtree Falls last. Since we have been to them several times, we went there first.

    Wigwam Falls was the second waterfall we visited. It is very easy to access (less than 1/2 mile roundtrip) and you get to walk across the reconstructed track of an old railroad

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    Crabtree Falls - Part 2

    by agapotravel Updated Sep 13, 2008

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    People attempt to climb here, and they slip off!
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    Crabtree Falls is the highest waterfall in Virginia. It is a series of five major waterfalls and several smaller ones. This is probably one of the most popular waterfalls in the state. It averages about 20,000 visitors between May and October.

    This is such a picturesque hike. Around every turn, there is a waterfall, a stream, some beautiful scenery. You will thoroughly enjoy every part of this 4 mile hike.

    The falls were thought to be made famous by their mentions on the show The Waltons. They were never actually shown, but they were referenced several times.

    The name of the falls come from William Crabtree, who settled in the area in 1777.

    The frustrating thing about this waterfall is the difficulty to capture the magnificence of it. There are so many trees along the trail that they hinder your ability to get a good shot of the entire tiers of the waterfall.

    PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CLIMB ON THE ROCKS THAT OVERLOOK THE FALLS - 23 PEOPLE HAVE DIED HERE! They have even put a pay phone on the trail because of the number of emergencies that have occurred from people not staying on the trail.

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    Crabtree Falls

    by agapotravel Written Sep 13, 2008

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    The bottom tier of Crabtree Falls
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    Crabtree Falls is the highest waterfall in Virginia. It is a series of five major waterfalls and several smaller ones. This is probably one of the most popular waterfalls in the state. It averages about 20,000 visitors between May and October.

    The falls were thought to be made famous by their mentions on the show The Waltons. They were never actually shown, but they were referenced several times.

    The name of the falls come from William Crabtree, who settled in the area in 1777.

    The frustrating thing about this waterfall is the difficulty to capture the magnificence of it. There are so many trees along the trail that they hinder your ability to get a good shot of the entire tiers of the waterfall.

    PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CLIMB ON THE ROCKS THAT OVERLOOK THE FALLS - 23 PEOPLE HAVE DIED HERE! They have even put a pay phone on the trail because of the number of emergencies that have occurred from people not staying on the trail.

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    Wintergreen Resort

    by chewy3326 Written Jan 6, 2006
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    Just south of Waynesboro is Wintergreen Ski Resort, voted the best in the Washington DC area, with over 1,000 feet of vertical drop and 24 trails. Lift tickets are $42 per day, rentals are $33. Lessons are offered free for first time skiiers who rent equipment here. Terrain is 20% easy, 40% more difficult, 40% most difficult.

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    P. Buckley Moss Museum

    by schuminweb Written Oct 4, 2002

    This is an awesome museum dedicated to artist P. Buckley Moss. Main gallery is on the first floor, with additional galleries on the second floor. There is a gift shop as well as a large dollhouse on the lowest level.

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