A couple of weeks ago, Young and I drove up the New Hampshire to catch the tail end of the fall foliage. The weather was quite temperamental. One minute it wanted to be moody and hazy, the next there was bright blue skies and puffy clouds. Some places looked as if autumn had just began and other places winter had already settled in. There was even a slight dusting of snow right before we left. Nevertheless, it was nice just to relax and explore. My goal is to have conditioned myself as well as my knees to do the Franconia Ridge hike next year some time. Wish me luck.