A great base camp for exploring the Shenandoah National Park, Loft Mountain is located near the southern end of the Shenandoah. The Appalachian Trail runs through the campground, the adjoining Frazier Discovery Trail offers great scenic and natural value, and there are two waterfalls nearby as well as a pair of trails into the Big Run Wilderness. The campground is close to great hiking in the Riprap and Lewis Mountain areas as well (check out the Riprap Loop in our hiking section). Loft Mountain is the largest campground in the park and the closest to Charlottesville.
A beach and festival chair that has everything. UPF 50+ adjustable sun shade, aluminum frame for corrosion resistance, and pack straps to get you to the beach with your hands free. The back pocket is even big enough for your towel and favorite book.
I’m not a gadget guy but this is a truly practical travel accessory. It compresses to a little 3 oz ball, so you can toss it in your luggage just in case. Great for unplanned day hikes, fishing trips, or a walk around town. Don’t be that guy with a bunch shopping bags with stuff falling out as he tries to cram them into the overhead.