My hunch is today is the zenith of our fall colors, though it’s possible I’m off by a week. So I thought I’d treat you to this pic I shot this afternoon during a hike up Mill Mountain with my son Zach, 11.
(Zach’s the youngest of the four Casey kids. His older siblings are Cait, 22; Erin, 19 and Anna, 16.)
“The OId Road” up Mill Mountain is a closed street the city of Roanoke has turned into a pedestrian- and cyclist-only greenway, just a mile or so from downtown. A 2-mile climb at an average 10 percent grade, it is the most amazing road I have ever seen in a city in the United States.
Here’s a little story I wrote about that road. It was my second-published newspaper column.