Rolled in to Big Meadows today and was treated to a nice view of a bear about 50 yards away. Tried to capture some of the event on video
Paula was with me and got to see her first bear. She was calmer than I was when I saw my first.
We hiked nearly 9 miles from Skyland to Big Meadows – she hiked faster than me most of the way – very impressive!!
More “Chicken of the Woods” today – it’s become my favorite mushroom
A couple flowers waiting to be identified.
Views of the Shenandoah Valley
A late violet
Some scary bee nest:
All for now,