90 Second Escape: Fall’s fading light

Monday — never an easy time for the outdoors enthusiast. After a weekend of adventure, returning to the humdrum work-a-day world can make one melancholy. To help ease the transition, every Monday we feature a 90 Second Escape — essentially, a 90-second video or slide show of a place you’d probably rather be: a trail, a park, a greenway, a lake … anywhere as long as it’s not under a fluorescent bulb.

Today’s 90-Second Escape: Fall’s Fading Light

One thing we’ll miss now that fall is here and the days very quickly getting shorter is our evening hikes. Savoring the fading sunlight of day is perhaps our key motivator to hit the trail. With the sun setting at 8 p.m. or later, there’s plenty of time after work to enjoy the period known as eventide.

Today, the sun sets officially at 7:05 p.m. in Raleigh. There’s still a bit of time to enjoy, but not for long: a week from today, the sun sets a full 10 minutes earlier; by mid-October, the sun will be down by 6:30.

So enjoy this late-day gift while you can. As incentive to do just that, we bring you 90 Seconds of late daylight on the trail.

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