We headed to Skyline Drive early this morning, concerned that many people would have the same idea! We had decided to visit only the 'top' part of the Drive and so we headed to the Thornton Gap entrance.
We passed through the historic town of Warrenton en route and it looked interesting for a future visit but as the Virginia Gold Cup was being run there today and we needed to get on, we didn't stop.
It was fairly cloudy to begin with but so much clearer than on our visit last month when we were shrouded in fog..
Later today as the sun came out there was a distinct difference..
It would be nice if all our visitors could enjoy it like this!
David was able to take some lovely detail shots.
Some of the 'back country' trails looked very inviting today.. who would not want to follow this path into golden woods?
As we got closer to the Front Royal entrance it was steadily busier, but plenty of view for everyone, even if we were lined up elbow to elbow along the overlooks at some points!