Category Archives: Outdoors

5k, Breweries, Overnights, Campfires, and Kayaking

After two Washington Post articles, one by Lori Aratani, the other by Maggie Fazeli Fard mentioning Capital Trail Mix’s April Fools Day post saying that the cherry blossoms would be sold to pay down the national debt, unlike the government, … Continue reading

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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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Winter Activities Inside and Out

I hope you enjoyed the great weather as much as we did this past weekend.  Will it get cold again before it stays warm?  Not according to the groundhog but you and I just have to wait and see.  In … Continue reading

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Cure for the Winter Blues: Getting Outside and Loving It

DC hasn’t been bombarded with Snowmageddon again and you’ve decided you don’t really want to be on the Wii, only watching football for the whole weekend, you’ve reached your self-mandated quota of Facebook checking or updates, or you’ve made the … 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–Celebrity Sightings and Outdoor Activities

After seeing Hair on the same evening that Tina Fey received her Mark Twain award at the Kennedy Center, we saw Fey, her husband, Betty White,  Jane Krakowski, and, could it have been–yes, it was former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf … Continue reading

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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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