Route: Starting at Riverview Park, I ran the Rivanna Trail, plus a couple of bonus miles (22 total). The latter resulted from getting mixed up on some of the new trail sections/detours. I waded through Moore’s Creek at Woolen Mills, which seemed more disgusting than cold (the only other option was to cross a sketchy railroad trestle). Also, I saw three foxes (or the same fox three times).
Route: From the first parking area at Sugar Hollow, ran six miles or so to the Shenandoah National Park, linking up with the Appalachian Trail at Black Rock Gap. Followed the AT north to the summit of Black Rock, continuing north for another mile or so before heading back to Sugar Hollow. 16.25 miles total.
Looking downstream from the waterfall.
Late morning 14-miler with temperature hovering around freezing at the start of the run.