Tag Archives: Hiking

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–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–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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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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Six Mix Picks–Volume 2–Books, Hikes, Wine & Vinyl

Six Mix Picks for your weekend 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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