Monthly Archives: November 2012

Cross County Trail: Wakefield to Accotink

After a couple of mountain hikes to Bull Run Mountain and Raven Rocks, it was nice to get back on relatively flat ground last Saturday, with a 5-mile walk along the Fairfax County Cross County Trail. The Cross County Trail is a … Continue reading

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Raven Rocks

A challenging Sunday hike on Veteran’s Day at Raven Rocks, along the Appalachian Trail near Bluemont, Virginia. To maximize carpooling we assembled in Vienna, and the scenic 1-hour drive up VA-50 and along the Snickersville Turnpike just served to build anticipation for the trail! The … Continue reading

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Kingstowne Lake

The end of autumn was heralded by a blaze of color during the past few weeks at Kingstowne Lake. The lake is really only the size of a large farm pond, formed to capture runoff water from nearby neighborhoods. But it’s home to waterfowl such as Canadian … Continue reading

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Rock Creek Park

Cleveland Park to Rock Creek Station A nice 5-mile Sunday walk through Rock Creek Park in Washington, D.C., from the Cleveland Park Metro to Rock Creek Station and back. Boulder Bridge is a scenic spot along the route, and was built in 1902 at a … Continue reading

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