Monthly Archives: July 2013


Some photos from a few walks during the last 2 weeks. I love the fun of a group hike, but it’s always when I’m blundering around on an unscripted hike, not worried about (and often) getting lost, that I run across the interesting subjects.

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Two rivers

Quite a busy weekend hiking at sites along two rivers in two different directions: south to the Occoquan River on Saturday, and then across the Potomac River to Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens on the Anacostia River on Sunday. Occoquan Regional Park sits … Continue reading

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A scarecrow standing silent in a fallow field. A shed collapsing under creeping growth, a rusting visor over its empty eyes. The fence pulled down by persistent vines, despite its rotting rubber rails. Let’s come back tonight.  

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Fort C.F. Smith hike

Fort C.F. Smith is actually a deceptive name for the 6-mile hike we took on June 24, because the old Civil War fort in Arlington, Virginia, was not really the focus of the hike. It was simply a convenient assembly point because of its central location, parking, and the amenities … Continue reading

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