At the last minute we decided to visit Shenandoah National Park when we learned that the autumn foliage was later than usual.
We had all kinds of weather, rain, fog, clouds and sun in 3 days and saw deer, dogs, birds and even a bear cub. We hiked to Blackrock Summit because it was the only day we expected sun. In reality, it rained after sunset!
Then after breakfast, we drove south from Big Meadow...
Before returning for a late afternoon Big Meadow walk.
A woman gave us a tip that a bear cub was foraging just down the road, so we drove past Dark Hollow Falls till we found the stupid people trying to get close. I used my very longest lens across the street! My first bear photo outside a zoo.
The next day, we went north and home.
Here are some before and after the trip travel photos.