Trips: A Walk In An April Snow

My plans for Earth Day consisted mostly of a short hike in Shenandoah.  I expected light rain and hoped to hike a couple of miles to some waterfalls.  What I got was a rain that quickly turned into a steady blowing wet snow that painted spring's emerging leaves and woods in several inches of snow.   Skyline Drive was closed and so I hiked.  About 9 miles.   Hours of quiet and only the gentle sound of flying snow in an empty woods.  If doctors could create such conditions I think a lot more people could be healed.  These 30 images are a little of what I saw and a lot of what I felt.
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The first snowflakes of an unusually late April snow begin to fly. . Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.