‘Outdoors | Hiking’ Posts(3)

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hike: scott’s run preserve

Sunday, 6 November 2011

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hike: scott’s run nature preserve, mclean, virginia

sparklet:

2y 0m 24d

hike: glover archibald trail

Saturday, 5 November 2011

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hike: glover archibald trail, washington, dc

sparklet:

2y 0m 23d

hike: cabin john trail

Sunday, 7 August 2011

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hike: cabin john trail, potomac, maryland

sparklet:

1y 9m 25d

pregnant:

5w

flexday: cabin john, maryland

Monday, 18 July 2011

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hiking, c&o canal towpath, cabin john, maryland

sparklet:

1y 9m 5d

hike: great falls, maryland

Thursday, 16 June 2011

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hike: great falls, maryland

hike: parque nacional volcon arenal, costa rica

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

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we are lucky people.

putting aside the fact that we can afford to come to costa rica, that we both work with such awesome people that we can just dissappear for 10 days during the run up to year end, and that we have a (mostly) happy, healthy and charming little girl …

… during the roughly 108 hours that we’ve been in Arenal, we’ve been able to see the very top of the volcano for exactly six hours — and three of those hours happend to be when we were hiking around the base of the volcano.

i don’t want to run the statistical odd of this ever happening again, but i do feel like i should buy a lottery ticket.

the main hike in the parque is about 2km from the primary parking lot to a (now fully cooled) lava flow from the 1993 eruption, which goes through a whole series of overlooks of both the volcano and the lake beneath.

we knew nothing about how strenuous the hike was, but started feeling good when we saw two Russian grandmothers hobbling off the mountain as we made our way to the trail head.

sparklet was a happy (and well fed) camper in throughout — and even hiked a bit herself on the way back.

she’s a good egg.

See Slideshow of the Photos on Flickr:
hike: parque nacional volcon arenal, costa rica

sparklet:

1y 1m 24d

hike: knob mountain / elkwallow trails, shenandoah national park, virginia

Saturday, 20 November 2010

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it’s interesting how the camera only seems to capture when the lady sparkler is wearing the backpack.i’m calling this the last hike of the season — and while i hope it’s not actually going to turn out that way, it is getting pretty late into November. and, while we *are* taking the backpack to Costa Rica, based on the events of today i’m not convinced we’re going to use it much.

granted, sparklet had never been on a hike for longer than an hour and a half, and the lady sparkler had been on one hike since she got pregnant two years ago, but needless to say, it didn’t go especially well today.

note to self: (1) bring more food; (2) go over the trail details with your wife beforehand especially if she pretends not to care; (3) bring earplugs just in case you happen to fail on notes #1 and/or #2.

trail information:
Trailhead: 38.73885, -78.308208 (Google Maps); Length: 5.7 total miles; Elevation Gain: 800 feet; Trail Type: Loop (Jeremy’s Run Trail, to Knob Mountain Trail, to Elkhollow Trail); Skill Level: Easy-to-moderate.

sparklet:

1y 1m 7d

hike: limberlost trail, shenadoah national park, virginia

Thursday, 11 November 2010

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photo of the week // thirteen months
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trail information:
Trailhead: 38.579997,-78.381389 (Google Maps); Length: 1.3 total miles; Elevation Gain: 100 feet; Trail Type: Loop; Skill Level: Easy.
See Slideshow of the Photos on Flickr:
hike: limberlost, shenandoah national park, virginia

sparklet:

1y 0m 29d

hike: snead farm, shenandoah national park, virginia

Monday, 11 October 2010

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trail information:
Trailhead: (Google Maps); Length: 3.2 total miles; Elevation Gain: 500 feet; Trail Type: Loop; Skill Level: Easy.
See Slideshow of the Photos on Flickr:
hike: snead farm, shenandoah national park, virginia

sparklet:

0y 11m 29d

hike: schaeffer farm, seneca creek state park, maryland

Saturday, 18 September 2010

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trail information:
Trailhead: 39.142838, -77.310373 (Google Maps); Length: 3.5 total miles; Elevation Gain: Minimal; Trail Type: Loop; Skill Level: Easy.

sparklet:

0y 11m 6d