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 →

Camp Muir – Mt. Rainier

If you've known me for a while or follow the blog regularly, you know that I hiked the Appalachian Trail. That was a pretty tough hike! These days, I mostly day hike and while I might be slow on my way up to a mountain, I don't often doubt my ability to get to my... Continue Reading →

Old Rag

Old Rag is extremely popular among D.C. area hikers - new and experienced! The popularity of this hike is well-earned not just because of the nearly mile long boulders that require jumping, crawling and even climbing, but also because of the many beautiful views the hike offers. The crew ready to take on Old Rag!... Continue Reading →

Rim to Rim Hike – Grand Canyon National Park

My sister and I hiked the Grand Canyon from the north rim to the south rim last summer. We planned for a four day hike but we made good time and finished in three days. As any sane person would do, we celebrated the completion of our adventure at a resort in Scottsdale.  

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