Tagged: Maryland

Fantastic Scramble: I HATE Summer

Technically it’s not yet summer.  It is, according to the universe and its calendar, still spring.  You could have fooled me.
Olmstead Island, Great Falls, C&O Canal, Carderock, Maryland, River, Falls, Summer, Spring 2015

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Oh, Winter! How I Love Thee!: A Hike and a Snow Walk

Winter is finally here!!!  Real, honest to goodness snow – the kind that actually stays for more than 3 hours before it melts – finally fell here in Virginia last Tuesday and this past Saturday: I’m as giddy as a fat kid in a candy store!

Snap Shot on the way to Work - Snowy Tree - Edited

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I Broke Free from the Confines of My House! (November – Fall Photos)

Hall-frickin-lujah!  I finally managed to escape the confines of my house in early November.  Yes.  It took me a month to write about it: judge all you want.

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A Saturday Hike and a Sunday Scramble with Some Philanthrophy (Updated)

Spring!

With The Greekanese out west for a couple weeks and Hiking Buddy catching up on school work, I thought for sure I’d be relegated to hiking alone. Continue reading

The Joy in Trail Names: A Hike Through Cunningham Falls State Park

In general, one can pretty much assume what kind of hike/climb/trek they’re going to have when they read the name of the trail they’ll be venturing along – at least within the States.  In this case, we chose Old Misery Trail.  Mmhm.Old Misery Trail at Cunningham Falls State Park - Maryland Continue reading

A Trail and Some Wildlife: C&O Canal National Historical Park (aka: the Maryland-side of Great Falls)

Billy Goat A Trail at C&O Canal Park

Billy Goat A Trail at C&O Canal Park

I’d like to give a wee shout out to the Tattooed Lady for her most stellar recommendation to hike Billy Goat Trail.  Ice, snow, a bit of a breeze, a mother load of rocks to scramble over, and one might just call this a killer day. Continue reading

An Introduction and a Slap in the Face from Mother Nature

Well hello there!

I know, wasn’t that just a mind-blowing ‘welcome to my blog’?  If I were able to serve you tea and cakes and have a little sit down with you, I would.  Although, some of you might be creepers and I’m somewhat adverse to the idea of opening my door one day to a box of photos of me with my eyes burned out.  Just thought I’d throw that out there in case someone was thinking it sounded like a good idea.  It’s not.  Please don’t.

So I’ve recently rejoined the outdoors universe.  Continue reading