A man standing on the side of the road yelled out to us that there was a fawn that was maybe two days old tucked in at the base of a tree.
On Tuesday we took a leisurely drive along Skyline Drive stopping several times to take in the amazing views.
The place we stopped to enjoy our lunch was across the way from an entrance to the Appalachian Trail.
We exited the park at the northern part which is actually considered the starting point at mile marker 0 near the town of Front Royal.
Big Meadows Lodge offers free nightly entertainment from 8:30 to 10:00pm. Kathy Davis and Bradley Bishop are bluegrass and old time music musicians. We thoroughly enjoyed listening to them perform their toe-tapping music.
It is only 1.4 miles round trip but the steep and rocky return climb made it feel as if we hiked 5 miles.
But we were glad we went.
The cavern, discovered in 1878, is a U.S. Natural Landmark.
The one hour tour on paved walkways, led us to a chamber with the world’s largest musical instrument, the Great Stalacpipe Organ.
Included in the tour is admission to the Car and Carriage Caravan Museum.
Also included are admission to the Luray Valley Museum that houses an extensive collection of Shenandoah Valley artifacts from the 1750s to the 1920s and a collection of local, restored historic buildings creating a small 19th century farming community.
On Friday we took the Upper Hawksbill Trail.
On Saturday we took our laptops to Skyland to use the wifi. We weren’t able to get a signal so we ended up using our phones as a hotspot.
Our last hike was to the Stoney Man Overlook.
Unfortunately there was so much fog we couldn’t see anything at the overlook.