[T]hat old September feeling... of summer passing, vacation nearly done, obligations gathering, books and football in the air.... Another fall, another turned page: there was something of jubilee in that annual autumnal beginning, as if last year’s mistakes and failures had been wiped clean by summer.
--Wallace Stegner (1909-1993) American author and historian.
Above: A misty day on Unaka Mountain in late September. If you enlarge the photo and look closely left of center, you'll see the Appalachian Trail.
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