Doyles River Rapids, Shenandoah National Park, VA

A bit of news today before this post. I was out looking for snakes under rocks today, and one fell on my finger and then proceeded to slip off, giving me a nasty wound and a broken finger. After 6 hours in the E.R., I'm finally home and able (barely, attempting to type with this finger brace is beyond annoying) to post some of my recent results here on my blog. Now, onto the good stuff. This image is from a rainy 6 mile loop hike down Doyles River and up Jones Run in Shenandoah National Park. It was a tough hike, but the high water levels and new spring growth made it more than worth my time. This particular photograph is of a small, but beautiful cascade a few hundred feet downstream from Doyles River Falls. I had to stand thigh-deep in the creek to get this perspective, and think it was worth it. Many times, a nature photographer has got to get dirty to get the shot!

Doyles River Rapids, Shenandoah National Park, Virginia, United States.