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Cold Rag

Another hike up Old Rag for the sunrise this past weekend. I knew it had snowed earlier this week, but I didn't expect there to be quite as much snow as there was while ascending. Toward the summit there was a good five inches. I had never been up Old Rag after a snowfall and it was just absurdly beautiful. The thick golden light of the early morning sun reflecting and refracting through snow and ice creating flaring gradients from deep purple and honey yellows to pure whites. It was cold, to be sure, but I had never seen the Shenandoah Valley in that state before and it was absolutely worth the few hours of chill.