This weekend I decided to visit Nat in DC. He, along with his roommate Jean Francois and I headed to the Shenandoah National Park on Saturday morning in search of our friend Jake, camped within the Mathews Arm Campground.
We searched the camp area for Jake's girlfriend's car until finally spotting it parked by the Traces Trail. We began up the trail and eventually spotted them near the trail's intersection with the Appalachian Trail. Unfortunately, Jake's girlfriend Dung (pronounced "yung") had injured her knee earlier and was not feeling up for any additional hiking. We parted ways with them after hiking back to the parking lot and continued on to find another trail along the Skyline Drive.
Jean Francois suggested we find the trail to Mary's Rock, so we did. Once atop the ridge, the view was magnificent! We celebrated our ascent with a beer, took in the view for a bit longer, then headed back to the Jeep. After that we headed into Sperryville to check out the Copper Fox Distillery, then back to DC. I dropped them off at their apartment and headed back for Richmond. Not a bad way to spend the day!