The expanse of east Rockingham County spread out below Massanutten Mountain — the quiet of the solitary ridge disturbed only by the churning and groaning of heaving machinery and the movement of earth.
Regardless of the Groundhog Day winter prediction, we have a big weekend storm to discuss, plus a lot of the season still left!
As the years pass by, mountain visits can blur or even fade from memory. To make a trip stand out, try one of these memorable activities for après time, a day off, or a unique experience.
With temperatures moderating and the colors beginning to burst across mountain country, fall is a perfect time to get the family out for a hike. Depending on the age and stamina of the kids, suitable hikes abound for everything from an easy stroll to rock scrambles, many with mountain views for mom and dad and the hook of possible nature sightings for the kids.
Steamboat, Colorado turned snowier during Christmas. (Larry Pierce)
A majority of Canada and U.S. resorts will experience cold weather through New Year’s Day, while a few feet of snow may fall in the West.
Many mountain resorts and towns throughout the east will be hosting a variety of events and activities Columbus Day Weekend Oct. 12-14. Here is a sampling.