Monthly Archives: November 2013

First Manassas Trail

I visited the Manassas National Battlefield Park last Saturday to hike the First Manassas Trail, a 5.4-mile route that starts from the Henry Hill Visitor Center, leads northeast to the Stone Bridge, up Bull Run to the fording site of … Continue reading

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Not this again!

The more things change, the more they seem to stay the same. I can’t believe we’re falling for this nonsense again. GENEVA — Iran and six major powers agreed early Sunday on an historic deal that freezes key parts of … Continue reading

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The Guns of Autumn: Forts Foote and Washington

Last weekend was not only a long one (because of Veterans Day), but also about the last hurrah for autumn colors here in northern Virginia. To take advantage of the extra day our hiking group did three hikes over the weekend! The first two, Burke … Continue reading

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Fall colors at Riverbend and Rock Creek parks

Last weekend was the start of peak Fall colors along the eastern seaboard of the mid-Atlantic coast, and I tried to maximize the occasion with back-to-back hikes on Saturday and Sunday. Saturday’s outing was to Riverbend Park in Great Falls, Virginia. Like its adjacent cousin, Great Falls National … Continue reading

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