Yesterday was fun. The mountains were beautiful. I've never been to the Shenandoah National Park, but I was very impressed. The snow melt made for a wet, somewhat snowy trail. At some points we were tromping through drifts that were almost 2 feet deep.
We tried Gwennan in a baby backpack. She loved it. For the first mile, she squealed with delight. She is too short to peer over the top, so she wedged her face into the gap at the side, where she eventually fell asleep.
The trail followed several streams down the mountain, forming several waterfalls along the way. At the pool underneath one of the falls, we stumbled upon a group of twenty-somethings that we had previously met in the parking lot. At the start of the trail, they were headed down to the bottom in their underwear - boxers, sports bras. When we met up with them again, they were stark naked, sunning themselves like so many albino turtles. Apparently today was bath day. We're not sure of their whole story, but they certainly provided comic relief for us.