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Memorial Day Weekend – Skyline Drive (Thorton Gap to Crescent Rock)

We spent the Memorial Day weekend in Virginia. On Saturday we drove the entire length of Skyline Drive (105 miles), from Front Royal to Rockfish Gap. In order to better showcase the photographs that I took along Skyline Drive, I have divided the drive into five areas:

Front Royal to Pass Mountain Overlook
Thornton Gap to Crescent Rock
Hawksbill Gap to Point Overlook
Bearfence to Simmons Gap
Loft Mountain Overlook to Rockfish Gap

This blog post highlights the portion of the drive identified as Thornton Gap to Crescent Rock.

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Marys Rock Tunnel

This tunnel was built in 1932. It goes through 600 feet of rock, with a 14-foot clearance.
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Marys Rock Tunnel Overlook
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A motorcyclist videotaping his friends, as they ride through Marys Rock Tunnel
We believe that at least one of these motorcyclists had a medical emergency further down the road. A riding party was pulled off the road, with one person (I believe) receiving medical attention. We do not know the nature of the emergency. We hope that all motorcyclists returned home safely that day.
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Motorcyclists riding through Marys Rock Tunnel
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Bob at Hazel Mountain Overlook
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Hazel Mountain Overlook
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Bob at Hazel Mountain Overlook
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Hazel Mountain Overlook
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Stony Man Mountain
Look closely! Can you see the eyes, nose and mouth?
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Timber Hollow Overlook
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Crescent Rock Overlook

My next blog post will highlight the portion of Skyline Drive that I have identified as Hawksbill Gap to Point Overlook.

3 Responses to “Memorial Day Weekend – Skyline Drive (Thorton Gap to Crescent Rock)”

  1. Barb

    These green, hazy mountain photos are wonderful, Linda. I also like the tunnel ones. The B & W really sets a mood! Looks like you had a good trip.

    Reply
  2. Lorraina

    Beautiful scenery and love the blk and wh.pic. Love the stone man too; reminds me of the Sleeping giant in Hawaii.

    Reply

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