Highland Scenic Highway. I'd never been, and it seemed a good place to start. The Highway bisects the Monongahela National Forest, and is peppered with overlooks and clearly marked trailheads.
After walking that trail for a little while it, too, got a little overgrown, so we headed back to the car. One of Vista's many fears is that I will get in the car without her and drive away, and for some reason that fear kicked into overdrive after our hike. Rather than waiting for me to open the back door like usual, she leaped in as soon as I opened the front passenger door, and gleefully got muddy pawprints all over the front of my car. There was even mud on the gearshift. Just another normal day with Vista's neuroses.
Finally, now that we were wet AND muddy, we headed back to the house.
But this is where I live now. This astounding beauty is my backyard. Or, at the very least, the backyard of the lovely green-thumbed woman who lives next door and lets me play around in her garden from time to time.