“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” John Muir
Just in case the title of this post wasn’t clear; I totally dug the Badlands!
Technically it’s not yet summer. It is, according to the universe and its calendar, still spring. You could have fooled me.
I know, I know. Super dramatic title, right? Can’t you just feel the drama? Is it humming through your veins; like that insanely suspenseful build up to a book’s climax that leaves you sitting on edge? Continue reading
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!
Let me just start by saying something I’m sure I’ve said before: I hate the heat. With a passion. Continue reading
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
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. Continue reading
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
From the first overlook at Great Falls Park
Finally! After nine years -gag me with a spoon: cannot believe I’ve been in VA that long- I made it out to Great Falls Park for a hike/scramble/walk. I’ve had people telling me it was beautiful, awesome, magnificent, etc. I’m so glad they weren’t full of crap! Continue reading