Category Archives: Regional Parks

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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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–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

A slight change in the “Six Mix Picks” as we make the title the “Trail Mix Picks” to ease the tongue twisting nature of the title and gently allow more or fewer picks each week.  You can expect as few … 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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The 6 Mix Picks–A Weekly Feature

We’re going to start our first weekly feature tentatively called The 6 Mix Picks where we highlight 6 Capital Trail Mix Picks worth doing over the coming weekend and week in the DC area every Thursday.   We’ll pick ‘em and … Continue reading

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