In conjunction with Grizz & Shoty9, there are great circuits in the old rag area. REI has a cheap circuits book for the Shenandoah Nat. Park & map #10 has that area really nailed down. Avoid Old Rag if ya want solitude. I enjoy the Nicholson Hollow Trail or Corbin Mtn. trail with a short stay on Robertson Mtn.... All a short distance from the AT. You could easily hop on and off and not retrace your steps.