Tag Archives: Shenandoah Mountains

Catching up

The past couple of weeks I have been so busy hiking and planning hikes that I haven’t had any time to post! So here’s a stab at catching up a bit. The weekend of January 11th and 12th featured hikes in Reston and … Continue reading

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Hawksbill & Stony Man

The Autumn leaves are changing colors in Virginia, so on Saturday we went out to the Shenandoah Mountains National Park to get a look.  What better vantage point than the two highest peaks in the park, Hawksbill and Stony Man? … Continue reading

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North Marshall Mountain

Went snooping on North Marshall Mountain in the Shenandoah Mountains on Tuesday. A nice out-and-back 6.2-mile hike, easy to moderate difficulty except for the 1,000-foot elevation gain, and lots of solitude. (Except black bears – two adults and two cubs!) Unfortunately, there’s … Continue reading

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Changing it up with some local walks

After driving a few hours to the Shenandoah Mountains for a hike 2 weeks ago, it was time to do some local walks for a change. Every walk doesn’t have to be an adventure, after all. The remains of Tropical Storm … Continue reading

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Dark Hollow Falls/Hawksbill

Hiking in the Shenadoah National Park is great, but it’s such a long drive! Skyline Drive is  cool (in the Ultimate Driving Machine), but the entire distance is a 2 1/2 hour haul each way. Whenever I go up there tagging along with … Continue reading

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Raven Rocks

A challenging Sunday hike on Veteran’s Day at Raven Rocks, along the Appalachian Trail near Bluemont, Virginia. To maximize carpooling we assembled in Vienna, and the scenic 1-hour drive up VA-50 and along the Snickersville Turnpike just served to build anticipation for the trail! The … Continue reading

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