A mid-October visit to the Shenandoah mountains was filled with rainy days and overcast skies. Though it wasn’t the most pleasant of weather, the storm created its magic along the rolling mountains.
But then the clouds cleared in the afternoon and the brilliant autumn colors shone brightly with their damp leaves. The air freshened and became crisp. At last I could see Old Rag Mountain, the mountain that drew me to Shenandoah. Alas, a climb up her rocky side will have to wait until another visit on a drier day.
Driving along Skyline drive, the scenery was breathtaking at each turn. It was hard to imagine that it could just get better and better.
The sun began getting low in the horizon and it was time to return to the lodge to meet with friends. Each moment on the mountain is always a magical time.