‘Outdoors | Hiking’ Posts(9)

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Hike: Appalacian Trail, Virginia

Saturday, 10 September 2005


Apoalacian Trail, Stone Wall Loop, Thompson Wildlife Management Area, Virginia

Hike: Snead Farm Loop

Monday, 5 September 2005


Snead Farm Loop, Shenandoah N.P., Virginia

Travel: New River Gorge, West Virginia

Friday, 26 August 2005

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Two hikes around the New River Gorge. The weather was pretty hot and hazy, so the pictures sadly aren’t much to look at. hiked two trails — Tunnel and Castle Rock Trails and the Long Point Trail.
New River Gorge

Travel: Bluestone State Park, West Virginia

Tuesday, 23 August 2005

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Summer vacation at one of my favorite places, Bluestone State Park. I’ve been coming just about ever-other year since 8th Grade, and it never gets old. Cheap too … something like $350 for a week-long cabin rental. hiked the River Trail.
Bluestone State Park

Hike: Mt. Constitution, Washington

Thursday, 14 July 2005

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Mount Constitution is the San Juan Island’s highest peak, though at a relatively meager 2,409 ft.
Hiking Mount Constitution, San Juan Islands, Washington State

Hike: Yellow Island Preserve, Washington

Wednesday, 13 July 2005

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We took a day trip out to the Conservancy’s Yellow Island Preserve, a tiny island in located in the middle of the Puget Sound. Through the island’s history, an absence of grazing has helped preserve an unusual diversity of native plants, including 50 species of wildflower and bald eagles.
Yellow Island Preserve, San Juan Islands, Washington State

Travel: Port Susan Bay, Washington

Tuesday, 12 July 2005

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Part of orientation to The Nature Conservancy is a trip to an ecologically significant place, with a 4-day conservation immersion course. My trip is to the San Juan Islands in Washington’s Puget Sound. On our way out there, we stopped by at the Conservancy’s Port Susan Bay preserve, which is one of the finest estuarine habitat in the Puget Sound.
Port Susan Bay Preserve, Washington State

Hike: Susquahannah State Park

Friday, 8 July 2005


My favorite hike in Maryland. A couple of miles in dense vegitation before it opens up in a series of farm pastures. It always seems to rain, but that always seems to make the hike even better.
Susquahannah State Park:

Hike: Catoctin Mountain Park

Friday, 1 July 2005


Played hookie with a coworker. Topped it of with queso at a cheap mexican restaraunt. Mmmmmm, golden goodness…
Catoctin Mountain Park:

Hike: Old Rag Mountain

Saturday, 25 June 2005


Unbelievably difficult hike. I should have read the book, and the part about the 2 miles of bouldering required to complete the circuit. The most bizarre part was all of the families I saw in the parking lot. I just can’t imagine what they were thinking.
Old Rag Mountain: