I recently also returned to backpacking last year in the NVA area and make trips about three times a month.  I suggest looking into:

  • Three Ridges / Priest area down by UVA which has amazing mountains and camp sites
  • Virginia Triple crown
  • SNP : Nicholson Hollow -> Stony Man -> Corbin Mtn
  • Big Schlass -> Little Schlass Loop
  • SNP: Jeremy's Run  

All these can be done in a day or spaced  out to two days depending on your avg miles. And if your in the area, always enjoy brining people out