Friday, November 6, 2015

Peak Color on Old Rag

Our schedule just worked out that we volunteered on Old Rag two weekends in a row, so we got to see a nice progression of the leaf colors. We were up there two weekends ago. It was predictably nutty up there, but it was also beautiful and much warmer than the weekend before.
 The first high water bridge on the Weakley Hollow Fire Road.
Changing leaves on the fire road.
 A little toad in the leaves
The summit of Old Rag through the trees.
 Hamamelis virginiana (Witch Hazel): The last flowers of the year.
 Looking towards Skyline Drive and Hawksbill Mountain from the summit.
 Looking northeast from the summit.
Changing trees in the valley.
A raven soaring over Weakley Hollow.
The view from the first false summit on our way down the mountain.

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