Sept. 12, 2021

First ‘cross race of the season.

Race Report – I raced the Cat 2/3 open field (young fast guys). I hurt my back earlier breaking down camp (old guy problems) but was still excited to race. I raced my way to 5th midway through first lap, but my back didn’t get loose and I faded quickly to DFL. I started to catch one guy and then he quit…. DFL and several minutes behind the winner. It might be a long season.

Sept. 11, 2021

I finally made the time to get to Frying Pan fire tower.

An amazing view

I had planned to stay till dark and photograph the Milky Way behind the tower, but it doesn’t line up well.

When I got back to the trail head, another Tacoma had parked next to me – they are so cute stock ; )

I do like stickers

Bees sleeping

So I found a spot on the blue Ridge Parkway and waited, when it finally was dark enough, clouds rolled in and covered the Milky Way – just visible in middle of the sky.