The leaves seem more intensely hued this year. The weather has been perfectly behaved. And my parents came to visit!
|On The National Mall|
|Washington Monument and World War II Memorial|
|Cellar tasting at Chateau O'Brien|
|Laib Wax Room installation, The Phillips Collection|
After their far-too-short visit, we headed to the mountains for a trail run in Shenandoah National Park. It did not disappoint.
In true Fall mountain run fashion, the morning started out cold and got windier and colder. On the other side of the mountain it turned sunny and quite warm, causing us to sweat.
Deep layers of leaves concealed but did not cushion the rocks beneath our feet. Twenty miles, six hours, several big climbs and descents, and one bunless burger (thanks to Elkwallow Wayside!) later, we were satisfied with our day.
|View from Overall Run Falls, Shenandoah National Park|
|The guys amidst vivid yellows and golds|
Wherever you live, I hope you are out taking in Autumn's beauty.