The weather is starting to warm up and my schedule is slightly less crazy, which means time for some hiking! Mark and I went up to Shenandoah National Park last week to check out a new (to us) trail: Sugarloaf. The map said it was a 4.5 mile loop, so we decided to give it a try.
The trail starts to get a bit more scenic about halfway through the hike, though I'm guessing you might not have this view in a few weeks once the leaves fill in.
We followed the Appalachian Trail back to Skyline Drive and popped out right near the parking area. Overall, it was a really nice hike! I think it wound up being a little longer than 4.5 miles, and with the stream crossings and scenic views there was plenty to see.