First tracks for the first snow fall of the year. 7:30am and not a soul in view.
The little creatures were out early and then back to bed apparently.
A field-stone wall from days past.
2,175 miles. Jennifer Phar Davis set the speed-hike record in 2011 by averaging almost 50 miles per day and completed the trek in 46 days 11 hours and 20 minutes. http://jenniferpharrdavis.tumblr.com/. I can't fathom her resiliency and determination.
Classic Boiling Springs shot.
Finally a hill or two to climb.
Time to turn around. I wanted to keep running. The day was young. The snow was fresh and unspoiled. The trail beckoned. Yet all out and back runs are easy going out.......it's the heading back that gets you.