Being Columbus Day, it's a federal holiday. I worked a short day this morning and then headed home. Sierra, Noelle and I ate lunch and then made the drive up Viking Mountain (Camp Creek Bald) to do some hiking on a loop that has become something of a Grunwald fall tradition.
We couldn't have asked for better weather. It was cool with blue skies and plenty of sunshine. We hit the blue blazed old road and made our way to the Appalachian Trail. We turned left onto the AT and made our way north. Noelle picked up a few colorful leaves and Sierra looked for colors through her 'noculars.
We made our way along the ridge,