Originally Posted by MML
Snakes mean less mice to mess with your food sack.
And ultimately less tick populations, and less ticks with lymes as it is my understanding lymes begins to develop when ticks bite mice.
Shenandoah is a beautiful place. It can be packed and you may see many other people. I hiked the summit of Old Rag and did the White Oak Canyon the next day. So beautiful. If you haven't seen it yet you should definitely go.
Actually saw a little kid fall off from the top of the falls where one should not be. He fell at least 50 feet and landed in the area where I was just swimming. There was a dead hush amongst all of us when all of a sudden the kid jumped out of the water and ran back up the trail. I couldn't believe he was alive! This story is going in the scariest moments thread!