Archive for October 2012
Last week of summer in Traverse City, MI, in Grand Traverse Bay, off of Clinch Park, West Bay. Stand Up Paddle-boarding on a beautiful calm Wednesday morning. Swells, waves, and attempted asanas make it harder. My first class was sponsored by Yen Yoga in Traverse City.
Touring Virginia’s Blue Ridge mountains in autumn is always a treat, even when the tree colors are still only approaching their peak. Driving Skyline Drive through the Shenandoah National Park offers nice hikes, great views, occasional wildlife, and a gentle 35 MPH pace. I saw my second bear of 2012 this month; he crossed the fire trail about 100 feet ahead and then stopping to check us out before scampering (at about 250 pounds?) into the brush, but this time I wasn’t watching from inside the car. I guess I should have been wearing those bear-alerting bells the rangers always recommend.