Distance: 8.2 miles
Time: 45 minutes
Route: The shorter southern route - down to Longbranch and back.
This was one of those days that remind me of fall back in my childhood; warm sun cascading down, leaves beginning to turn, tall firs piercing a dark blue sky, blackberries turning over-ripe on the vine, the hint of autumn in the wind, people out for walks, the shout of children in the schoolyard playground, pumpkins lying in the fields and apples dangling from gnarled branches.
It was a beautiful day.