Yesterday I celebrated my birthday on the 6th with a birthday hike on one of my favorite trails: Old Rag in the Shenandoah. Since it was raining the day before (the reason for the the belated hike), there was a deep fog blanketing the mountain. It produced a truly enchanting look in the forest as I climbed to the summit. At the summit, the sun suddenly appeared and burned away the fog — exposing the signature vista of the Old Rag.
I was able to use one of my birthday gifts from the family: a new camel-back knapsack that allows you to drink water through a tube without bothering with bottles. It was awesome. Here are some pictures from the hike.