So I'm currently planning on going to Shenandoah this weekend for 4 days. Was initially planning on backpacking in central area around Whiteoak Canyon (maybe Hazel/Nicholson), but am now leaning toward Big Run for solitude.
The more I research Shenandoah, the more I realize that it seems to be a pretty busy place. I've been researching Vermont, Adirondacks, and George Washington.
Where would you guys recommend for a 3-night trip in late June?
I'm trying to find solitude, great views, and swimming opportunities (river or lake). Trying to avoid bugs and driving over 5 hours from Philadelphia. Ideal length would be 30-40 miles.