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Fall's Brightest Colors Descending on National Parks

With Fall officially under way, it won't be too long before the season's most spectacular colors are daubed, stroked, and splashed across the national park system. The good news is that you haven't missed the peak yet. The bad news is that if you don't already have a room reservation, you probably won't find a vacancy in any of the well-known fall foliage parks.

Big Run Watershed, Shenandoah

Mtn Laurel in Shenandoah National Park

The rolling hills stretching towards the horizon along with nice foreground placement of the mountain laurel are the reason this photo of the Big Run Watershed within Shenandoah National Park has been chosen as this week's photo. Most sweeping landscape shots come from the National Park units out west, so I'm glad to offer some views from the mountains out east as well.

Jim Brekke

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