I took my usual hike on Billy Goat Trail at the break of dawn this morning and it was wonderful. While it reached over 60 degrees today in Northern Virginia, it was around 30 at dawn and a fair amount of ice. But the air was crisp and the stark winter beauty was spectacular.
I was even able to come across some new construction work by my beaver friends. Winter hiking is not for some folks but I find it rejuvenating and better than sitting at home. Here are a few pictures from this morning.