Hiking Browns Gap

by Valerie Barker


We went hiking in Shenandoah National Park a while back. We hiked a 6.5-mile loop called the Browns Gap Loop.  

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It was a very scenic hike. We hiked past a couple pretty waterfalls.

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We also crossed a small bridge over a stream.  Kat really wanted to jump into the stream to cool off, but Mom talked her out of it because Mom didn't feel like jumping in as well.

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Later, Kat got her chance to get into the stream when we had to cross another stream that didn't have a bridge.  Kat just plunged into the water, no problem, but Mom was very slow to cross and tried not to get wet.

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I barked and barked at them and tried to get Kat to pull Mom into the water, but she didn't.  I managed to get Dad to get a little wet when we crossed, but not too wet.  I'm a good dog like that.

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Mom and Dad took some granola bars for their snack and Kat and I took some treats in our backpacks so we could have a snack too.  We hung out with Dad and ate some snacks about halfway through the hike.

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The worst part of the hike was when we got back to the car and Mom decided it would be a good idea to brush us.  Luckily, she focused most of her brushing on Kat.  You should have seen all the fur-mbleweeds we left in the parking lot! I forgot to take a picture of that.

Steve