Since Front Royal and Skyline Drive gets quite crowded on the weekends this time of year, I took off work early yesterday afternoon to join my family for a little trip. Fall color is still very nice near Front Royal but as you go up in elevation you find trees past peak and brown. I was a little surprised that it was so hazy this time of year.
We went on a short hike to the cliffs at Mount Marshall (Appalachian Trail 0.4 miles north from the parking lot on the west side of Skyline Drive between mileposts 15 and 16). Here’s a shot my wife took from the cliff.