After spending Labor Day weekend with John’s uncle Rich in Charlottesville, VA, we headed to Shenendoah National Park  to finally test out our backpacking skills. Up until now, we’d been on a few long day hikes to train for the big hike in Maine, but we really needed to get out there with fully loaded Read More →

We left the trailhead near the Art Loeb trail to drive to Charlottesville, Virginia where John’s Uncle Rich lives. This was a long drive to make straight through. We initially set out to take the Blue Ridge Parkway a majority of the way, but the fog didn’t allow for any views and the curvy mountain road was Read More →