Yesterday I entered the Shenandoah NP, the second NP on the AT (the other being the Smokies). This park I visited frequently in my teens and twenties. I’ve been a member of the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club for over 30 years – they maintain this part of the AT.
In the first 30 minutes of my time in SNP, I saw 4 bears. Two sets of moms with a single cub.
Also saw a very tame deer.
Some rainy day shots
A hickory nut.
Set webs galore: