Did an overnight backpack trip from Massie Gap up to Mount Rogers last Saturday.
Started up about 1:00. Sunny and 70's. Took the AT connector from the Massie Gap overnight lot and then headed "south" on the AT up to Rhododendron Gap, past Thomas Knob Shelter, and up the top of Mount Rogers. Not much to see up there other than the marker to say you've been to the highest point in VA
Came back down and hiked back to around Rhododendron Gap and found some trees to hang in. The area was really crowded. Looked more like a camp ground than a primitive area.
Beautiful hanging weather. Was mid 40's with just a little wind.