Shenandoah National Park is gorgeous! We went on an overnight 18 mile hike backcountry which was great until it decided to unleash thunderstorm fury on us. We mistook the first thunder claps for airplanes, and before we knew it we were scrambling to set the tent up in the pissing down rain. So much fun, especially when paired with Poison Ivy patches everywhere and the constant threat of Lyme Disease laden deer ticks finding a nice warm nook on our bodies. No really it was awesome! (we swear!!!)
Our camping spot wasn't the best and we awoke to find ichy, red bumps on our bodies. Not sure if it was some sort of insect feasting on us throughout the night or the aforementioned poison ivy. We shall wait and see!
On the hike out we caught up with the Appalachian Trail again and got to hike about 6 of it's 2100+ miles... During these few miles we did manage to see a Mama Black Bear and her 3 cubs frolicking in the woods as well as a herd of very brave young Shenandoah deer. All and all... Really great few days.
On to the Blue Ridge Pkwy... See what up with it!