You can see the line of smoke just above the horizon. This was looking east, and most of the smoke is to the north and west. I didn't have any breathing issues, but I could tell the smoke was still there.
The weather was fall-like, with temperatures in the mid 60s. I wore a sweatshirt and it was just about right. There were a number of people out hiking or looking at birds, but it felt like I had the place all to myself.
Some leaves turning color. It was pretty--not spectacular landscape pretty, but small things that catch your eye pretty.
I didn't think about much while I was hiking around, other than which direction to go. It was nice to clear my head. I put in about 6 miles altogether.
I think I surprised this guy. He was busy doing something in the tree, and eventually turned toward me and had a sort of "oh shit!" look. I said "hey", and took his picture. We stared at each other for a minute or so, and then I walked away as he watched me.
Three days off is just about enough time to start getting comfortable with being off, and when it was time for bed last night, I wasn't ready to go to sleep. I wanted to stay up late and sleep in, but I had lecture this morning, so not an option.
And so it goes.