Waterfalls of Shenandoah National Park

Doyles River Upper Falls - Summer Drought

Doyles River Upper Falls - Summer Drought

After a long severe summer's drought, I asked a ranger at Shenandoah National Park whether water was flowing at Doyles River. Assured that it was, I began the 3.2-mile round trip hike. I reached the waterfall and found a trickle. Disappointed and frustrated, I sat down, ate a sandwich and dreaded the uphill hike back to the car. But the more I looked, the more I realized that the drought had lifted a veil from the rock and revealed the sculptural detail that the water had left behind. This "trickle" is one of my favorite images. This experience is why I tell my students to stay open, to stay receptive to what's beautiful and compelling and don't let your expectations, agenda or life's trivia get in the way. (SH1332)

Dark Hollow Falls - Foggy June Day
Dark Hollow Falls - Upper Portion - Autumn
Whiteoak Canyon Falls No. 1 - Autumn 2
Rose River Falls - Upstream Detail
Doyles River Upper Falls - Summer Drought
Dark Hollow Falls - Blue Detail
South River Falls- Base Detail
Lands Run Falls - Early Winter
Doyles River Upper Falls - Water Arc
Lands Run Falls - Icy Detail
Dark Hollow Falls - Winter Detail
Downstream from Whiteoak Canyon Falls No. 6 - Winter
Whiteoak Canyon Falls No. 6 - Autumn 2
South River Falls
Lewis Run Falls - Autumn Drought