Trees in peril

I see these hills off I-74 on the way to work each morning, and am startled by the number of trees that never filled in. I’ve a few friends that have to get trees removed because of disease, but I didn’t realize it was so widespread. Curious how nature will sort it out.

Mt. Airy

The hiking trails in Mt. Airy are, like many, really poorly marked. Luckily getting lost with Dan is an enjoyable endeavor, the weather was perfect, and we got lots of steps on the odometer.