Oh Shenandoah

(Rileyville VA)
After I spent a week visiting an artist friend and my cousin in southern Virginia, it was time to continue the journey northward. As usual I chose to avoid the interstate highways, and took routes that paralleled the eastern side of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Eventually, I headed up a canyon and got onto Skyline Drive.


Tardis at Shenandoah National Park

This took me through the northern portion of Shenandoah National Park. Spent two nights at Mathews Arm Campground for $15 with Senior pass. No hookups, but there was a dump station. Sites had paved pads and were rather close together; but there was ample growth between most that provided some privacy. The site I chose had a rock outcropping which blocked the next one. It was my first camp with no cell or internet service; elevation 2,750 ft.


Gimlet Ridge Overlook of Shenandoah Valley

Scenery on Skyline Drive was similar to the Blue Ridge Parkway with overlooks of the Shenandoah Valley here and there. Coming off the mountains near Front Royal, I continued on the blue highways and into Maryland to visit my step-brother for a couple of days. Then I pointed it northward again.

Camp: Shenandoah NP-Mathews Arm CG
Scene: Mountains, woods

One Response to Oh Shenandoah

  1. Dragonfly August 6, 2013 at 1:13 pm #

    You are certainly living the life of your choosing. Creative juices flowing yet or still too busy taking in all the sights? I have certainly been enjoying your travels. You have inspired me.

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