Wednesday, May 7, 2008

volunteer at Shenandoah

I forgot to mention in my previous post that Kiwi and I did some volunteer work while at Shenandoah National Park. We are working with, "Defenders of Wilderness" to remove some invasive species of plants (oriental bittersweet vines and honeysuckle bushes).

We had a good time and met a lot of nice people. We found a couple of bird nests, and managed to avoid the poison ivy.

We got some free t-shirts, and gear from the park as a reward for helping out.

Big Meadows Campout

Kiwi and I went out this past weekend.  We stayed at Big Meadows Campground in Shenandoah National Park.  It is a nice campground.  However, it was a little difficult to decide which site was best for our hammocks.  We found a pretty good site though; A78.

I scoped out a few better spots for the next time we go to Big Meadows.

We hiked the AT to the blue-blaze trail, and went down to Lewis Falls.  It is a nice falls and well worth the trip down.  Kiwi had some trouble on the hike back because it is all up hill.

While at the falls we met several nice people with a dog.  Kiwi loves dogs!!!  He couldn't get enough of the dog.

Kiwi got a little excited while at the falls and kept climbing on the wall.  It is a long drop to the bottom so a couple times people grabbed him in fear he would go over the edge.

The camera battery died so I had to buy a disposable and don't haven't gotten the photos developed yet, but will post them when they are available.