Catoctin Mountain Range ... Catoctin Mountain Park (NPS) ...
Chimney Rock ...
Chimney Rock is a popular destination in the park. This is the view in summer. Note the deep crevices that appear in this picture; hikers are warned to be careful around them, but nearly every year someone falls down them, like this incident in 2016, which was not unusual.
Chimney Rock in winter with snow is so different and dramatic ... and also more dangerous due to slipping into one of those deep crevices
This is a view of Chimney Rock from back in the shade, where it is much safer.
My friend Howard sitting on a rock and taking in the view.
This is a view of Chimney Rock taken from a shady protected area behind the trees that was a good lunch spot.