Shenandoah National Park Revisited - Day 3 - Hawksbill Mountain
Hawksbill Mountain - Shenandoah Natl. Park - VA Travel Blog› entry 782 of 1090 › view all entries
The disadvantage advantage of US Easter is that there is no second Easter day, like in Europe. So, today was my last day in the state of Virginia, which would be mostly filled with driving back home. But, fortunately I could spend the morning and part of the afternoon in beautiful Shenandoah National Park.
The weather was still excellent, an inviting scene! I decided to make another uphill walk, a hike to the 1234-meter (4048-ft) high Hawksbill Mountain, the highest point in Shenandoah National Park.
This sounds like a huge hike but the trailhead parking for today was just at the Skyline Drive at an altitude of 1035 meters (3395 ft), which means that only 199 meters (653 ft) needed to be negotiated. This can via a shorter and a longer route.
There were many fellow hikers but for some reason they all chose the shortest hike, the hike I took back to the car. And I was really glad I took the longer approach: although a bit longer it was way less steeper and I had it all to myself!
Hawksbill Mountain offered nice views. A perfect way to say goodbye to Shenandoah, and to head back north.
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