Shenandoah: Continuing our hike along the Rose River Falls trail

September 02, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

As you can see I've been intensely bouncing between two extremes. On one hand, black and white photography, which I love, and on the other the wild colors of the fall season that will soon be upon us. This is not a recent phenomenon with me, it's a permanent state. I just love both very much! Each has something different to offer!

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Many times over the years I have found that I often prefer the journey to the destination, especially when it comes to hiking to waterfalls. Sure, the reward at the end can be quite magnificent, either tall, or with a lot of water rushing through. However, the gems along the way often offer something even more rewarding to me. What is that? Small mostly overlooked cascades bouncing over moss-covered rocks. All quiet, just the water humming. Most other hikers just passing by on their quest to reach the destination. Solitude, peace, quiet, escape from civilization and from people. Yep, I bet that's what causes me to stop so many time along the way, for sure driving my family crazy.

Water, Leaves, and Moss, Rose River Falls Trail, Shenandoah National ParkWater, Leaves, and MossShenandoah National Park

Water, Leaves, and Moss, Rose River Falls Trail, Shenandoah National Park

Many of these spots are very hard to leave and continue the hike. There are so many different angles one could cover. The light often keeps changing. Oh, and wait, how about a different lens to try? How about adding a polarizer to cut the glare to get nice deep saturated colors? It would not be a problem to spend over an hour at each stop. But how do you finish a 5-mile hike like that?

Fall Cascades, Rose River Falls Trail, Shenandoah National ParkFall CascadesShenandoah National Park

Fall Cascades, Rose River Falls Trail, Shenandoah National Park

Yes, it's a constant struggle and joy at the same time finding the balance between finding "the one shot" and covering the distance. I am sure this also leaves so many future opportunities to revisit locations like this. I would love to hike this trail again soon!

Enjoy the beauty that surrounds you! (#etbtsy)

Previously from Shenandoah: Trouble with ColorThe Details or the Wide and Grand? - The Skyline Drive View in Autumn - The Lonely Tree - Dark Hollow FallsCozy at ShenandoahSkyline Drive of ShenandoahShenandoah SunsetDifferent Look of Shenandoah at Big MeadowShenandoah is Waking UpOn Skyline Drive - Colorful FlashbackLuray CavernsLuray Valley MuseumFox Hollow Trail - The Treasures of Shenandoah - Distant Sunset Views - Hiking - Rose River Falls Trail - Still on the Rose River Falls Trail - More Waterfall Wonders along the Rose River Falls Trail - Continuing our hike along the Rose River Falls trail

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