I hiked today via the Scothorn Gap trail. Conditions were very hazy, visibility barely enough to make out the Blue Ridge across the valley. The scramble was fun, and I didn't see a soul on the trail all day.
There's good bouldering to be had, but I think the limestone cliffs are a little too rotten to set anchors or protection. Some areas looked like they were only a few freeze/thaw cycles away from dropping en-masse. Be careful.
Cold..Cold.. VERY cold. Date Climbed: Jan 17, 2009
Opted to summit Strickler Knob via the Scothorn Gap Trailhead due to the frigid temperatures, wasn't sure how warm I would be. It was about -2 degrees F when I started out and there was not a soul around for the entire hike. The scrambling was fun but really short and the views of the Luray Valley are absolutely amazing. A great secluded hike that is relatively new as well.