This is the view from the High Meadows Trail, around the Spruce Knob area of West Virginia. The pic does not do the valley or the views justice.
I remember bursting out into this meadow, from the woods, from the 2010 WV Trilogy-and being so amazed, and delighted with this view and beauty.
My enthusiasm did not change with the same trail in 2011. In fact, going through here, I was with three other runners, and the ones new to the High Meadows Trail also declared it was special.
I would love to backpack in and camp out here for a week or two. I could just sit, and read a book, and look up and savor the view. The colors, the peace, the sky, Mother Nature.
What do I feel when I bounce into this field? Joy. Amazement, happiness, joy.
The Trail Goddess, happy on the same meadow, but in August, not October.