When ancestral land beckons you to return

Posted on October 10, 2018 by


It’s been a couple of years since I made the trek into the backcountry of the Shenandoah National Park… back to Nicholson Hollow, in Madison County, Virginia.. and I think it’s time to return again. Actually, I meant (back then) to write a blog post about my hike, but never got around to it. Hopefully, this coming winter, I’ll take the time. There’s something to say about actually knowing where ancestral lands are, and even more about walking silently on that land, and thinking about all your people who once lived and died there.

Meanwhile, enjoy these pictures of the land and remnants of the lives of my people who were dislocated from what is now the Shenandoah National Park…

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