Endeavoring to hike every single blazed trail in Shenandoah National Park, I lacked only two trails in the southern district - Moormon's River Trail and Turk Branch. So I decided on a circuit hike to encompass both trails along with an 8 mile section of the Appalachian Trail from Blackrock Gap to Turk Gap.
I started in the valley for the hike, driving out to Sugar Hollow Reservoir outside of Charlottesville, VA and the start of the Moormons River that supplies the city with its water. What a fantastically beautiful place. I enjoyed the sound of water amid smooth rock, canyon-like areas, and even a waterfall.