Creek Junction (Winter)
Creek Junction on the Virginia Creeper Trail a day or two after snowstorm Jonas rolled through. Though it did not dump as much snow due to a dry pocket that lingered over the area for several hours, it still dumped about a foot up at the junction and boy was it beautiful! Wind blowing through the trees, rushing water of two creeks merging, the deep blanket of snow, and the sun piercing the dense woods. It was an extremely short walk from the parking lot to this location that I chose to shoot from, though I'm sure I was on the ice, I took my time getting the shot I wanted. This was the result, a beautiful scene from this past winter. Why is it called Creek Junction? Besides the two creeks merging to the right of this shot, it was also where all the lumber coming out of the mountains was taken into Konnoarock by rail to be processed at the lumber mill. Yes, the fishing trail and access road to the parking lot was also part of the old railroad! Also, the Appalachian Trail crosses this section of the Virginia Creeper. Enjoy!
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