The day started with a shopping spree to the Dollar Store. Man, I was balling! My green hand basket carried Sweet Tarts, Lemon Heads, two bags filled with mini boxes of Nerds candy, and a pack of Starburst. I could not forget the chocolate, so I grabbed a few bags of mini Sneaker bars, Heresy Kisses, and a Twix. I don’t even like Twix! I think I put it in the basket because 1. It felt fun to pick up so much candy without the voice of judgment. 2. Everything was a dollar!
After I become more hyper from popping Sweet Tarts, I decided to plug the address to Natural Chimneys Park into the GPS. to see how far a drive it was. It was an hour and fifty minutes from Roanoke, VA. Done!! I put on some music to rock out to, and that made the drive pretty easy.
Once I arrived, I was in awe. I did not expect the towers to look so tall. You have to see it to appreciate the majestic splendor of the rock towers because my pictures cannot share the vibrations I felt onsite. The area had acres of well-manicured green grass, a medium campsite, and a few hiking and walking trails. I felt like a happy kid ready to run barefoot across the plush grass. I also wanted to hike and touch every rock in sight, so I had to decide to wear my boots from the car. I spent a few hours exploring, sitting, and journaling in my hiking journal.
Lastly, I had the opportunity to watch the sunset. This moment was magical. As I gazed at the sky from the near top of the towers, it felt like one-on-one time with God, the Universe. I closed my eyes occasionally just to whisper the words, thank you. This place is a gem. It does not require a lot of hiking to enjoy some much-needed time in nature. “The spectacular view is a bonus“.
The seven Natural Chimney towers stand about 120 feet above the pastoral terrain of the Shenandoah Valley. Centuries ago, as the sea receded, the forces of nature carefully etched out a magnificent formation of solid rock. This impressive work of nature attracts people from all over to explore the breathtaking views and embrace the journey.
Nature is a badass!!
Nature’s Girl, aka Charlene Bell
Location: 94 Natural Chimneys Ln, Mt. Solon, VA 22843