It has been a long, cold winter, but, in the Maryland/D.C./Virginia area, we were granted a respite last weekend. On both Saturday and Sunday it was sixty and sunny. For the first time in months while outside, I could feel warmth on me--heat generated by the sun, not my work.
A hike in the Appalachians on Saturday revealed a soggy forest floor, heavy, wet layers of melting snow, overflowing creeks, and mosses emerging from beneath their white blankets.
There were plenty of deer, too. Bow was interested in nothing else.
Note: Shenandoah was open by Saturday afternoon and hopefully will be for the rest of the season!