Lovely winter hikes

Even if the unseasonably warm weather seems odd for this time of the year, it made for some lovely winter hikes.

The views along Beaver Lake were fabulous yesterday.

Sycamores at Beaver Lake (along Merrimon Ave) in late afternoon
Today, along the Blue Ridge Parkway (walking a segment of the Mountains-to-Sea trail), the views were equally nice, complete with strange balmy air, more suitable to April than December.

View from the Mountains-to-Sea trail, below the intersection of Town Mountain Road and the BRP
Fungi, moss, and lichens
Woody was happy.  He was cooling off in a muddy spot.


  1. What a beautiful day.!!
    Thanks for sharing your experience with us.!!
    Happy Holidays form NotThatKindOfFarmer.!!


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