Shenandoah National Park, VA: Compton Gap/AT: 2: 11 Oct, 2009 (3 miles)

A splendid day for a hike. The temperature was in the 60s. Park at the parking lot for Compton gap which is on mile 10.4 of the Skyline Drive. Cross the road to join the Appalachian Trail. Oh yes, I can say that I hiked the AT :). Ok its just about 0.8 miles of the AT when you come to the trail marker showing two scenic views on either side that are about 0.2 miles away. The views on either side are splendid. At the end of the left trail is a geologic formation that is apparently 800 million years old.