Tag Archives: Civil War

Keep moving

One of the downsides to winter is that you just have to get out there and keep moving, but you often spend more time getting dressed for and getting to a hike than you do actually hiking. (Actually, this applies … Continue reading

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Long weekend, lost wonder

Whenever a Federal holiday comes around, yielding a three-day weekend, I usually feel compelled to fill up with hikes. Maybe this compulsion comes from something I was discussing with a friend not so very long ago, about the lost wonder … Continue reading

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Catching up

The past couple of weeks I have still been busy hiking, but sadly negligent in writing posts about it. So I’ll have to back up and play catch-up again… Carderock On Saturday, August 2nd, I thought a visit to Carderock … Continue reading

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Ups and Downs

Last Saturday I had a trip planned to the Shenandoah National Park (SNP), a repeat of the combined hikes at Dark Hollow Falls and Hawksbill we did last June. Since this was to be the first trip to SNP in 2014, … Continue reading

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Persistence

Persistence is the word that comes to mind when looking back over the past couple of weekends’ hikes: the persistence of  a cold Winter, as it drags through February and probably at least halfway through March, and the persistence of the … Continue reading

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Contrasts

This past weekend presented a study in contrasts. Saturday was sunny, clear and warm, and a big group of hikers turned out for a moderate to strenuous hike over rocky, hilly terrain, while Sunday was overcast, rainy and cold, and only a few … Continue reading

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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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Bull Run Mountain

Bull Run Mountain is a nice hike that is convenient to the Northern Virginia/Washington DC area. Getting there is only a 30-minute drive along I-66 from the Vienna/Fairfax-GMU Metro station, and a 2.5 mile hike will take you from the trailhead to the summit for a spectacular view … Continue reading

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Hutsell’s Civil War Strategy gets a makeover

Background W.R. Hutsell’s VGA Civil War Strategy, a wonderful little MS-DOS gem, has been available as a free download for quite some time at Hutsell’s Games. The game’s no-nonsense graphics were a bit dated even when the game was first released, … Continue reading

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