Hubs and I ventured further from home yesterday to complete Hike 8 in the 52 Hike Challenge by hiking the Lower Hawksbill Trail in Shenandoah National Park. We hiked a total of 2.3 miles between hiking the trail and exploring the summit area. After this hike, my challenge stats include: • 8/52 hikes completed (15.38% of the way to my goal) • 18.06 miles hiked • 8 unique trails • 1 solo hike • 7 companion hikes • 2 K-9 accompanied hikes Hiking Lower Hawksbill Trail The trailhead for Lower Hawksbill Trail is accessible from Skyline Drive (mile 45.6) in the Central...Read More
Author: Sara Beth
Hubs, Rackers, and I completed Hike 7 in the 52 Hike Challenge by hiking from the Seneca Connector Trails in Seneca Tract (aka Seneca Regional Park). We hiked a total of 2 miles by combining the Orange and Yellow Blaze trails. After this hike, my challenge stats include: • 7/52 hikes completed (13.46% of the way to my goal) • 15.76 miles hiked • 7 unique trails • 1 solo hike • 6 companion hikes • 2 K-9 accompanied hikes PART 1: Hiking the Orange Blaze Seneca Connector Trail From what I have been able to gather, Seneca Regional Park...Read More
Earlier today Hubs and I completed Hike 6 in the 52 Hike Challenge by hiking from Great Falls National Park to Riverbend Park. The parks are adjacent to each other and can be accessed by car or foot in Great Falls, Virginia. We hiked a total of 3.30 miles on this there and back hike. After this hike, my challenge stats include: 6/52 hikes completed (11.5% of the way to my goal) 13.76 miles hiked 6 unique trails 1 solo hike 5 companion hikes Part 1: Hiking the Potomac Heritage Trail in Great Falls National Park We parked in the northernmost parking...Read More
On Sunday, Hubs and I completed Hike 5 of 52 while exploring various Ball’s Bluff Battlefield Regional Park hiking trails. My knee had was bothering me, so we opted to stick close to home and complete a short hike. We ended up hiking a total of 2.33 miles. Getting to Ball’s Bluff Battlefield Regional Park Ball’s Bluff Battlefield Regional Park is located in Leesburg, Virginia. The park can be accessed from Highway 15 in Leesburg by taking Battlefield Parkway east and then making the first left onto Balls Bluff Road NE. Balls Bluff Road NE is easy to miss as it...Read More
Hubs and I only had a few days on Kodiak Island, but in that time we found several delicious places to eat. I wanted to share with you what we thought were the best restaurants on Kodiak Island. Hopefully, this will help you pre-plan if you intent on visiting Kodiak in the future. I also wanted to pass on a special note that we were told to always call ahead to restaurants in Kodiak to make sure that they were open. We were surprised to learn that many of their grills closed around 7:30 p.m., which is earlier than...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.