A slightly spur-of-the-moment decision to spend Saturday of Memorial Day weekend out in the Shenandoah did not disappoint. There was a large change of rain, so we went out there anyway, hoping for the best. While it was more than a little humid, the rain held off, and the temperature was perfect.
We left around 11 AM on Saturday. Under normal circumstances, I would recommend getting out there earlier because it can get quite hot in the afternoon. Fortunately, things cooperated, and we were still able to get a good hike in and enjoy the wine afterword (mentioned in my Wednesday post this week).
Hiking to White Oak Canyon costs $25 per car, so pile in. The hike itself is not strenuous at all.. There’s a slight incline, but nothing like its neighbor, Old Rag (that mountain will kill you if you’re not careful!). My ideal situation for White Oak Canyon is to get there early-ish, hike to the amazing waterfalls, eat lunch at the falls, hike back, clean up, and hit up the wineries in the afternoon. We checked out DuCard, but I’d also like to see Wisteria some day.. Looks cute!
A few points of advice for following my little hiking/wine schedule:
Anyway, check out White Oak Canyon soon! It’s a perfect hike for a family since it’s not difficult. Cheers to the weekend!!!