Mary’s Rock

At just over 3 miles, Mary's Rock is a short hike but yet manages to provides a good work out, offers expansive views from the summit, and is very pet-friendly. ROUTE SUMMARY The trailhead is at the end of the Meadow Spring parking area which is fairly large with flush toilets and portable water. Although... Continue Reading →

Great Sand Dunes National Park

Tucked at the base of the Sangre de Cristo mountain range which rise up to over 13,000 feet in Colorado, Great Sand Dunes National Park, home to sand dunes rising up to 750 feet, is truly a unique and exotic wilderness wonder. Created as a the result of wind and rain eroding the mountain ranges... Continue Reading →

Grand Canyon National Park

Each national park has it's own beauty, specialness and some even have iconic status, but Grand Canyon National Park stands above them all. It is one of the most well-known parks and over 6 million people visit this wonderous place on any given year. Of course the beauty of this 6,093 foot gorge carved by... Continue Reading →

Acadia National Park

Acadia National Park has been on my list of must travel places for as long as I can remember. As an East Coaster, I've always appreciated that a national park jewel existed on this coast too! I will admit the more popular parks in the west coast have always called to me, perhaps because Acadia... Continue Reading →

Roosevelt Island

Located immediately outside of the city and the Mount Vernon Trail, Roosevelt Island, a tribute to President Teddy Roosevelt, is a gem among the local outdoor spaces in the D.C. area. Parking for the island is right off the GW Parkway and the entrance is on the right at the end of the parking lot... Continue Reading →

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