|Tree hosts the 'shrooms.|
wound up at Chestnut Ridge Loop Trail off the Blue Ridge Parkway.
It's not a spectacular hike, but the forest is thick and lush along this trail, which traverses the side of a mountain and is relatively flat. It's also about 15 minutes from downtown Roanoke, which also makes it attractive. Here's a brief look at it.
The air was crips and breezy, clean and bright and the sun streamed into the forest. Beautiful mid-day, it was.
|Flat, easy trail, though slightly uphill.|
|Heavy mast means a cold winter.|
|The obligatory selfie.|
|Virginia creeper is turning red.|