Tag Archives: Georgetown

Looking back on 2016

Looking back, it has certainly been a busy year for hiking! Our hiking group grew by 1,779 members, from 6,796 to 8,575, and we met for 103 events during 2016, hiking a total of 450 miles at locations throughout Virginia, … Continue reading

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Blue skies and the perils of hiking backwards

We closed out last year with a visit to National Harbor, Maryland, a 6-mile hike across Wilson Bridge and back from Jones Point Park in Virginia. The sunny skies’ brilliant blue, reflected in the glassy calm of the Potomac River, … Continue reading

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Summer on the Potomac

A couple of hikes over the past two weeks shared something in common, the Potomac River, but yielded two very different feels. The Palisades District of Washington DC, demonstrably the younger of the two neighborhoods we hiked through, still has … Continue reading

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Across the Potomac

Winter is a great time of year to do urban hikes. Not only is it easier to find spots for warm-up breaks during the hike, but there’s a better chance the roads and sidewalks will be cleared in an urban … Continue reading

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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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