Ginny and Ian explored the swimming hole while others waded or generally enjoyed the peaceful setting.
Over dinner, we decided to schedule an extra-early start so we could hit Old Rag’s ridge at sunrise on Sunday. Night (pre-dawn?) hiking was new for a lot of people, and definitely a bit unusual for an LM, but we were eager to have the scramble to ourselves.
We started up the trail at 7 a.m. and managed to catch nice light on the mountains at Blackrock Mountain
All in all, this was a good trip, and it was nice to explore a new side of Shenandoah National Park. Too often, I default to the popular spots but I’ve been making an effort over the past year to explore more trails that I haven’t been on before.