Keep in mind that bushwhacking in Shenandoah is a real hassle, except in winter. Poison Ivy and thorns are problematic. There have a few times when I paid dearly for hiking off trail in Shenandoah, whether it be cuts or poison ivy, I almost died one time from an infection caused by the poison ivy in Shenandoah.
I would advise people to steer clear of these plants. I think winter is the only time to bushwhack viably.
Thanks for the suggestion. I meant to add just such a paragraph but must have forgotten to write it. Check for it after the rattlesnakes warning.
Want some really bad bushwhacking? I went down Naked Creek a few weeks ago. There's no trail, but there are several falls on the topo maps, and I've always wanted to see them. Pretty falls, NASTY hiking. I might make a route page, but I can't imagine who else might want to go there.