After two years, Hubs finally got me to go hiking at the Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship (BRCES). He had done a solo hike there a few years ago. His description led me to believe that it was a 6+ mile loop hike. I am nowhere near hiking 6 miles at this point! As we planned Hike 4 for the 52 Hike Challenge, he brought up his BRCES hike again. Only this time, he explained that there were several trail options. Of course, I looked it up at that point and saw there were several options for my level...Read More
Author: Sara Beth Davis
For Hike 3 of the 52 Hike Challenge, Hubs and I set off to explore the Red Rock Wilderness Overlook Regional Park. The park is located along the Potomac River in Leesburg, Virginia. I learned about this park while researching hiking trails for this challenge in Northern Virginia. Until that time, I had never even heard of the Red Rock Wilderness Overlook Regional Park! We ended up loving our visit and plan on returning with our dog soon. For Hike 3, we followed the White Trail and did some wandering along the shore for a total of 1.61 miles hiked....Read More
The theme for the January #FindYourPark Photo Challenge on Twitter was “This is MY America.” The theme (curated by the Nature Tech Family blog), was very timely during the post-inauguration turmoil. The subsequent attacks on our public lands and science community have been stressful. So, we all needed a daily mental break to remind ourselves to remember the good in America. Similar to last time, I decided to round up my 7 photos that capture my America from this month’s challenge and share them with you here: Day 1 – “Sentimental” This @AcadiaNPS sunrise moved me to tears and is my sentimental...Read More
For Hike 2 of the 52 Hike Challenge, Hubs and I set off to explore the Theodore Roosevelt Island hiking trails. We have lived in the DC Metro Area for 8 years and until this weekend had never visited the island. Honestly, it wasn’t until the last couple years that Roosevelt Island has even been on our radar. When I started this Challenge, I knew that we one of my hikes would have to be on the island. By combining trails and wandering along the shore, we ended up hiking 2.38 miles on the island. It actually is a bit...Read More
As I recently mentioned, I have decided to participate in the 52 Hike Challenge in 2017. Today, for Hike 1 of the challenge, I completed part of the River Trail hike in Great Falls Park, Virginia. While the first part of the River Trail was really busy (near the overlooks), the rest of the trail was sparsely traveled – as one would expect for a late January hike. I hiked 1.74 miles according to my app and it felt really good to get out in the woods again. Great Falls Park We’ve visited Great Falls Park numerous times with...Read More
About Sara Beth
I'm a gypsy soul from Driftless Wisconsin who is trying to stay grounded in the city by embracing my roots. My heart belongs to my Hubs and our slightly crazy dog, Rackers. Driven by a serious case of wanderlust, I enjoy afternoon drives, road trips, exploring national parks, and easy-ish hikes to waterfalls.