Washington Monument Hike on the AT

A beautiful hike up north on the Appalachian Trail towards Washington Monument. With a slowly rising dense fog and absolutely nobody else for company almost all through the hike, this 6ish mile out and back loop was just what we needed on a Sunday morning. The monument was a wonderful step-back in time and reminded…

Maryland Heights Hike

A beautiful climb up Maryland Heights and some great views off the cliff overlooking Harpers Ferry. Our first hike in WV! Fabulous weather and Patapsco was shimmering all along. Brought Appa here a few days later and he was able to walk all across the bridge and over to the other side of the river.…

Old Rag Mountain Hike

One of those really good hikes! With a total 3000+ ft elevation gain and close to a mile of rock scrambling to the top, this one is set to remain one of my favorites. Garmin Connect GPX

Guyon flats and Tuffy’s Tavern trail

Yet another great day outdoors! We plan on doing more technical and/or longer hikes with Shasta and today was one of those ‘dry-runs’. We were out there in the woods for about 3.5 hours and she did terrific! A decent elevation profile, blended in river-crossing, and of-course wonderful company. With an early start, the 6.5miles…

Oella Mills Loop – Patapsco

With a lean path winding along the Patapsco river, this trail was quite different from the others around in this region. Kids had a great time around in the water just before we closed out the loop and finished the hike. [gallery size="large" ids="8380,8381,8382,8383,8384,8385,8386,8387,8388,8389,8390,8391"] Garmin Connect GPX