hiking friends are the best friends. especially the ones who invite you on a random monday to drive two hours away to another state, to go hiking in the middle of winter. it was just what i needed in the middle of all the thanksgiving, baking, birthday, christmas, etc chaos. so what i’m saying is, […]
mental health hike #2, with ponies!
After another dismal week of virtual teaching, Anna and I set off for Grayson Highlands State Park in Virginia, for another mental health day of hiking. I’ve seen so many epic pictures of this park, which is famous for it’s roaming wild ponies, but never any in winter. We knew that there would be snow, […]
shenendoah national park.part two.
our second full day in shenendoah was beautiful. unfortunately, so overnight wind and rain had knocked a LOT of leaves off the trees. there was a distinct difference in fall foliage between the two days. on tap for the day was a short little hike that derek discovered that took us up to bearfence mountain. […]
shenendoah national park.part one.
we didn’t have much time after our giant acadia adventure before we would head back out into the wild. our second trip in october was to shenendoah national park, which isn’t all that far from our house (4-5 hours), but we have actually never been. we arrived in the afternoon, scoped the visitor center, checked […]