Sunday, November 7, 2010

.. waiting for our turn with the snow ..

While out in the Potomac Highlands, just to our west, the snow is falling and beginning to fill in all the up-slope nooks and crannies, here in the Blue Ridge we're still enjoying cold, but dry, late Fall conditions... being in the snow shadow of the Alleghenies.
Which means that it is still fantastic weather for getting out and about in the mountains! With late color splashes that can only be imagined in a very psychedelic dream... we are continuing to enjoy climbing, hiking and backpacking.

.. and with the Appalachian Trail just out our backdoor, it gives us a particularly good classroom for backpacking.

This past weekend we held a class on backpacking and at the same time taught and certified three new Leave No Trace (LNT) Trainers!