Month: March 2014

Zen Mornings at Algonkian Park

I woke up this morning feeling a little bit disappointed by the wet dreariness of this weekend, since I’d been hoping to get started on my early spring gardening projects. However, gardening in the drizzle didn’t sound particularly appealing, so I decided to take the pup out for a walk at Algonkian Regional Park. As we started ambling in the woods…

Firechase Running

The official start of spring reminded me that it’s time to dig my running shoes out from the back of the closet, and start getting out on the trail.  (Well, maybe ‘running shoes’ is a bit of a misnomer in my case, since I rarely move any faster than a very slow jog.).  But regardless, I find that springtime is…

W&OD Trail Safety Survey

Have strong opinions about safety on the W&OD trail? Do you often think, “If we/they would only do ____, then the trail would be so much safer!” If so, the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority is looking for your input though an online survey for trail users. The survey focuses on safety issues, but also has some questions regarding general usage. …

The inner life of trees

Puppy finally has most of his shots, so we took the opportunity on Sunday to get in a short pre-snow hike near Goose Creek.   We drove over to Kephart Bridge Landing Park and hiked on a short section of the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail.  Since it’s still winter-time (leaf-off mode), it was a great opportunity to check out the…