A Walk On The Wild Side

SNP Celebrates 50 Years Of Legislation Creating Wilderness Area Designation

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Posted: September 1, 2014

Danney Arel, 5, of Richmond, examines a model of a black bear skull Sunday outside the Byrd Visitor Center in Shenandoah National Park. (Photos by Jason Lenhart)
With a little help from Shenandoah National Park employee Eric Jenkins, 7-year-old Sarah Pang of Columbia, Md., mans one side of a two-person saw on Saturday outside the Byrd Visitor Center. The park is holding events over the next several days to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act.
Shenandoah National Park employee Zak Skelton tells park visitors about black bears, which are a common sight in the park.

HARRISONBURG — With each Labor Day camping trip she takes with her family, Emily Lettieri, 8, picks up more of the “oh, to be young again” feeling.

She enjoys the hiking trails through Shenandoah…



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