Thursday, October 14, 2010

Fall for real and Bears Den

One of the things I miss about living in northern Virginia is that here in central Virginia, we're so far from mountains!  If you want to see a beautiful view you've got to drive northwest for an hour or two until you get closer to the Shenandoah Valley.  We've definitely done this a few times over the last year, but I miss being able to just hop in the car and drive ten minutes down the road.

Last week I was aching to see something with a little more landscape to it that here so we visited Bears Den to kick off the fall season - after all, fall is the best time for hiking!

It was absolutely beautiful and I'm glad we were able to get outside and enjoy that crisp fall air without a trace of humidity - which is so rare!

Besides having great views, there are tons of rocks here that provide endless climbing entertainment.
Totally worth the trip.


Patty said...

Very cool and beautful pictures!

jennie said...

that place looks awesome! and that's a great picture of chris! did he land on you??

Katie said...

Haha Jennie - No - he was jumping from a tall rock to another tall rock and I was in the little canyon in between them!

Dorothy said...

Great pictures!

Liz said...

that looks like so much fun! glad you are exploring and enjoying fall.

maggie said...

this place looks beautiful! glad you are enjoying the fall and I also love that picture of Chris!