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Winter Hike at Sugarloaf Mountain

Winter Hike at Sugarloaf Mountain

Last Sunday I made my way back to Sugarloaf Mountain in Maryland off of I-270. I seem to have run out of creative ideas for training hikes as Winter’s worn on. I don’t really want to test my poor little Ford Focus further west into the mountains with the potential for icy conditions, not to … Continue reading

Winter Hike at Bull Run

Winter Hike at Bull Run

Last Saturday, I decided to go to Bull Run Mountain Conservancy off I-66 in Virginia at exit 40. Since it had recently snowed and the temperature was hovering around 30 degrees, I didn’t want to chance driving further west into the mountains for fear of icy conditions. Bull Run is becoming one of my favorite … Continue reading

Weekend Hike at Ashby Hollow

Weekend Hike at Ashby Hollow

Last weekend, the meteorologists had been sensationalizing the weather forecast again. And yet, and yet, I got caught up in the hubbub. It’s going to be 65 degrees on Saturday?! As the week wore on, that forecast was lowered first to 60 degrees and then to 55 degrees. Even so, 55 degrees in January is … Continue reading

Hike at Catoctin Mountain Park

Hike at Catoctin Mountain Park

Last Saturday, on the recommendation from the guys at The Weekly Day (thanks, guys!), I went for a hike at Catoctin Mountain Park, which is north off I-15 in Maryland (past I-270). The park is National Park Service property, but entry is free of charge. It also happens to be the hiding place of the … Continue reading

Hike at Harper’s Ferry

Hike at Harper’s Ferry

Last Sunday my friend April and I went out to Harper’s Ferry National Park and hiked 9 miles, including the 7.5 mile Loudoun Heights route. We awoke to a blanket of fog, which I assure you was not in the forecast the night before. And since I’ve never known meteorologists to inaccurately predict the weather … Continue reading

Hike at Raven’s Rock

Hike at Raven’s Rock

Last Sunday, my friend April and I went for a hike out at Raven’s Rock by Bluemont, VA, where Virginia and West Virginia meet. Another blogger had mentioned that he would be hiking there with a hiking club on Veteran’s Day weekend, so I thought to look up the spot. It’s a five and a … Continue reading