Tag Archives: Potomac River

A brief reprieve

Consulting the weather forecast is always a good idea when planning hikes (or any outdoor activities), but especially during the winter season. Even then, you just never know what you’re going to get. A couple of weekends ago we were … 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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Hiking the holidays

Actually, this post is about hiking over the entire month of December, to date! But given that merchants, the media, and accompanying decor shift into Christmas holiday mode the very second after the Thanksgiving feast is served, I figure I’m … Continue reading

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Down to zero

The past three weekends have been filled with hikes, as Mother Nature put on her Autumnal show of colors before finally turning the temperatures down to zero. Here’s a few highlights: Brookside Gardens Brookside Gardens, in Wheaton-Glenmont, MD, with its … Continue reading

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To the colors

With the arrival of Fall colors, the past couple of weekends have been taken up with trips to see them! The color changes in Virginia usually start in the mountains and over a few weeks, progress to the Piedmont and … Continue reading

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3 x 3 + 1

Seems like I’m always falling behind — too busy hiking to plan the next hike or too busy planning the next hike to blog about the last hike. During group hikes, I’m usually too busy navigating (avoiding getting lost) to … Continue reading

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Rainy day

It was only overcast at first, but before noon it was a rainy day in Old Town Alexandria. There’s always something nice about a rainy day on the waterfront.

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A visit to River Farm

This morning’s treat was a visit to River Farm. I briefly visited back in June with the hiking group, but because we were just passing through I didn’t have much time to enjoy the sights. Once the northernmost of George … 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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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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