Jason S is one of the Rangers who is at the Old Rag Boundary Station this year.
Bluetts were plentiful especially along the Saddle Trail.
There are many trails on which hikers can no longer see Lady Slippers from the trail because hiker picked or tried to poach them. We are very fortunate to stilll be able to see this rare flower from Old Rag's trails. Please do not disturb any Lady Slippers you see in the future so that future generations will be able to enjoy them!!!
My friend Louise was visiting from Texas.
We were blessed with a one of Old Rag's often wonderful sunsets.
The lights of Culpepper can be seen in the distance from one corner of the summit of Old Rag.
Not only does this cute little tree frog blend in to the bark of trees but his coloration blends pretty well with Old Rag Granite as well.
If you are lucky you will get to see one of Shenandoah National Parks Black Bears. If you are camping or having picnics in Shenandoah National Park you should read up and be smart about bear bags and protecting your food. Bears that learn about human food are bound to become problem bears that may eventually need to be put down.
The following link offers good information about North American bears:
SAW MY FIRST FIREFLIES OF 2012!