Category Archives: Apppalachian Trail

Washington’s Last Ever Cherry Blossoms This Year and Other Spring Doings

It’s Spring!  Cherry blossoms and hordes of tourists invade the DC area this week and next for what experts have said is the last time we’ll ever have cherry blossoms.  So get out and catch them before they’re gone.  Forever.  … Continue reading

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Bringing You DC Area Hikes, Running Races and Other Outdoor Happenings In the New Year

As the season for mass family obligations comes to a wrap, we have been named the latest site to the Washington Post’s Local Blog Directory.  Below find our final hike through Maryland on the AT as we complete the whopping … Continue reading

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Trail Mix Picks–Say It Ain’t Snow

As holidays creep closer I have eaten my weight in potato latkes and need desperately to hike, ski, and enjoy some winter running while in Texas next week.  There are hikes to be done though and outdoor activities to be … Continue reading

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Trail Mix Picks–Holiday Season Edition

The holiday season posting has commenced though by now the holiday season is nearly over along with the holiday shopping crowds and the lack of snow so far in the DC area.  Happy post-Thanksgiving, mid-Chanukah, pre-Christmas, and pre-Kwanza celebrating.  Here’s … Continue reading

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Trail Mix Picks–The AT, Cows, Foxes, and Cliffs

Cows on the Appalachian Trail in Maryland, walk the Mason-Dixon line like a balance beam, thrill and chill on an outdoor adventure course, and learn about fox behavior in Pohick Bay Regional Park, you sly dog, you.

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Trail Mix Picks–Post Election Edition

Harper’s Ferry for much more than rafting, a revolutionary bike ride with a ranger on the Mall and a coupon for $5 at the Eastern Market Fleamarket are all in the cards on this weekend following the brutal week for … Continue reading

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Trail Mix Picks

Rallies, marches, fear, sanity, insanity, fall foliage, ghosts, Halloween and lots more.  The outdoor activities in this final weekend of October in the DC area in that nexus when we have professional football, basketball, and hockey still happening with the … Continue reading

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Six Mix Picks–Pumpkins, Hikes, Colbert on Parks, and Duels on Bikes

All this rain today should to result in a sunny weekend.  And for that sunny fall weekend, we’ve got lots of activities planned and suggested including hikes, pumpkin pickings, hay rides, corn mazes, soccer and more!  Also, Stephen Colbert, fake … Continue reading

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Six Mix Picks Volume 4–Ideas for Hiking, Apple Picking, Beer Drinking, and Getting Shady With Trees

As the cold weather disappears at least one more time before fall and winter capture us with their cold arms, there are outdoor activities aplenty to consider this weekend.  Last week, I gave a recap of our first hike on … Continue reading

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Six Mix Picks Volume 3–Train Your Falcon to Drink Beer and Other Things to Do

There are events aplenty this weekend and hikes aplenty to take. After getting slightly lost last weekend on the way to and on the Appalachian Trail in Maryland, we vow to get back this weekend and recommend you do too. If that’s too far, take one of the other local hikes we’ve recommended here and here. Your Six Mix Picks this week include Octoberfests with lots of beer and lederhosen, falcon training, kayaking, camping, volunteering, an urban hike / bar crawl, the outdoors indoors, hipster craft doings, and other feats of outdoor finery. Continue reading

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