But this past weekend was absolutely GORGEOUS outside! Yes, it was a little bit cold but still beautiful.
So, a good friend of mine and I decided to leave the city for the day Sunday and visit Shenandoah National Park. We've each done a few of the different trails before so I researched some new ones so that we could get a new experience (and lets be honest, new pictures).
While doing my research I came across information about the highest point in the park: Hawksbill Summit. The hike up to it was listed as a moderate hike so it was an easy decision.
The drive south through Shenandoah National Park is one I would highly recommend even if you aren't there for hiking or other recreation.
You follow Skyline Drive- an infamously beautiful road through the Shenandoah mountains that has absolutely breathtaking views and ample spots to pull over, enjoy the view, and get pictures.
Once we parked we had about a 1.5 miles straight up the hill. We were already about 3500 ft. up, and the peak is at 4800ish so we hiked a little over a thousand ft of straight incline hill. Definitely a good workout on our buns and thighs!
When we got to the top we were presented with absolutely break taking views.
So, naturally we spent a good amount of time taking pictures:
We blasted Ed Sheeran in the car and made the drive back to DC with a quick stop at Sheetz (always better than Wawa).
All-in-all it was a perfect March Sunday.