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Roadtreking: Fall camping in the Shenandoah

From the bloggers at Roadtreking. 

When we came out to the east coast we headed straight to Assateague National Seashore, but weren’t able to stay there. For one thing, Hurricane Matthew had dumped 16 inches of rain the week before, and even though it’s all sand, the island was still waterlogged, and a third of the campsites were flooded. More importantly, the first come first served season had been pushed back from Oct. 15 to Nov. 1, so weekends were still booked solid. Too many people chasing too few campsites – welcome to the east coast. After a couple of nights, we headed inland to explore the Shenandoah Valley, where we had never camped before.

We headed south down the DelMarVa peninsula, overnighted at the rest area on the north end of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel (right by the toll booths, maximum stay 48 hours), fought our way through the Fleet Week traffic in Norfolk/Hampton Roads, and headed east on Interstate 64. This is a hotbed of historical locations – Yorktown, Williamsburg, and many Civil War sites such as the Seven Days battlefield and Cold Harbor. Only 100 miles separated the capitals during the Civil War, and both armies had to invest considerable resources in defending their capital and maneuvering to try to capture their opponents’.

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