Climbing Old Rag mountain at Shenandoah National Park in Virginia is fast becoming an annual Fall favorite outing of ours. Our 'expedition' was once again a multinational one, with Taiwan, Japan and Ecuador represented among our six members - I was the lone gringo. We were not, however, alone on the highly enjoyable, and challenging, rock scrambles of Old Rag's rangy slopes - there was a veritable conga line of climbers accompanying us all the way up. The climb is exhilirating, but the stroll down seems to go on for an interminably long time through the foothills and forests of the park. Great exercise for all!