Spent part of a perfect fall weekend hiking the Billy Goat Trail and the towpath at Great Falls, something I hadn't done but once or so in the past several years.
1) I don't know why I didn't do this more often as a child. I guess I didn't really discover hiking until traveling through Chile and moving to the Natural State (Arkansas).
2) It's rather hard to believe that the C&O Canal National Historical Park is only 10 or so miles from the middle of the city. I felt like I was somewhere else completely. There are no city buildings or streets in sight or traffic within hearing distance. Was an incredibly pleasant and peaceful way to spend a Sunday. Kind of like many a weekend at Pinnacle. I just might have found my new little haven.
|Near the trailhead close to the Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center and Old Angler's Inn|
|Love covered bridges|
|Pretty little house|
|View from the towpath|
|A heron eating a fish|
|My favorite scene of the day...beautiful, stoic heron|