Lately, I've felt the pull to get out on the trail even more than ever. While the trees starting budding a few weeks ago, the colors have started popping even more now that the flowers are blooming. So here are a few photos from recent hikes and walks taken solely for the purpose of enjoying … Continue reading Spring Has Sprung!
Day 2 of our CVNP adventure started off mostly overcast, with the occasional pale sliver of sun peeking through. And knowing how much Linda loves rocks, I knew our first stop had to be the Ledges at Virginia Kendall Park. Right away, Linda fell in love with the sandstone ledges, covered in lush green moss … Continue reading CVNP Weekend: Day 2
Of all the Summit Metro Parks, I've come to love Silver Creek the best, and not just because it's the closest one to home. Both of its hiking trails are good, relatively easy, not too long, and full of beauty around every bend. I first fell in love with the shorter Pheasant Run trail and … Continue reading Chippewa Trail
Having expanded my hiking horizons this year with all of my hiking goals, starting another SMP Spree this fall has opened my eyes to recognize how truly great the Summit Metro Parks are. For one thing, all the trails are well-marked and generally wide, well-traveled paths. That's not to say that they are perfectly groomed … Continue reading Spree Spirit
While I've been busy picking away at my hiking goals for the year, I have also tried to get back to some of the parks and trails I enjoyed the first time around in order to discover them in a different season. And when I've been really lucky, I've been able to see them at … Continue reading Sunrises and Second Chances
I enjoyed last fall's Summit Metro Parks Fall Hiking Spree so much, getting to explore different trails and landscapes, that I made it a goal this year to finish exploring the rest of the trails in all of the parks. Today, I can check that goal off as completed! I started my day of hiking … Continue reading Reaching the Summit
Before my holiday in Scotland, I found myself wary of the "difficult" trails in my area. Knowing these trails might involve more than lots of hill-climbing, I hesitated to walk them without a buddy. My perspective shifted in Scotland. "Easy" walks there, like many sections of the Fife Coastal Path, could include long steady ascents, … Continue reading Sand Run Fun