After sleeping in and a lazy pack, we set out for Shenandoah at 12:30. As we drove south and especially after crossing the Mason-Dixon Line, the trees were blooming and budding out. Perfect time of year for the Eastern Redbuds and Flowering Dogwoods. We entered the park right around 6 pm with the plan to find a spot at Lewis Mountain Campground and if not use Big Meadow Campground, where we have stayed before, as a back up.
The prolific deer where the first wildlife to greet us along the Skyline Drive which never fails to impress!
We had our choice of sites at Lewis Mountain and settled in, eating a dinner of bread with oil, sun-dried tomatoes, and olives in the waning twilight. It was cold and windy and the overnight temps were forecast in the 20s. It was snowing back home and if there was precipitation in Shenandoah that night, it would have snowed too.
Miles traveled: 226
States traveled: PA, MD, WV, VA