Old Rag mountain - Shenandoah National Park

From the parking lot, it was a short walk up the road to the trailhead. The trail through the woods was quiet, with occasional rustlings from chipmunks and frogs. We were pretty far away from this bear, and therefore pleased to see it.

There were quite a few other hikers on the rocks toward the summit. Clambering over or squeezing between the boulders was a lot of fun. (In a few spots, we were mystified as to how the trailblazers had made their decisions.)

A gorgeous place to stop for lunch...

Trying to get a close-up of a brightly colored spider...

The summit! A better place to practice Lotus than Downward Facing Dog pose.

On the way down, we saw two dead millipedes and one live one. The descent trail was much easier, and turned into a bridle path after a while.

Oh boy, time to drive back to the city!

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