Occoneechee State Park

On Friday, I visited Occoneechee State Park in Clarksville, Virginia. The park gets it’s name from the Native Americans that called this area home for centuries. While the trails weren’t the most challenging, it was a relaxing hike (for the most part). I did end up cutting my hike short due to some rainy, windyContinue reading “Occoneechee State Park”

Shenandoah Hiking Pt. 2

Yesterday, I told you about the first half of my hike in Shenandoah. Today I have the rest of my photos and a few more stories. Staunton River Trail This portion of the trail was one of the most difficult I have done in quite some time. The ice storm that caused some damage earlierContinue reading “Shenandoah Hiking Pt. 2”

Shenandoah Hiking Pt. 1

A few weeks ago, I got up early and drove out to Shenandoah to do a solo hike. I got on trail at about 8am and ended up hiking for about 7 hours. My grand total ended up doing 13.1 miles and gained over 3,000 feet of elevation gain. I climbed two mountains (one IContinue reading “Shenandoah Hiking Pt. 1”

Lake Anna State Park

A few weeks ago, I went out to Spotsylvania to visit Lake Anna State Park. It was in the mid-thirties and quite muddy, but I had a great time. I did about 8 miles including the Goodwin Gold Mine Loop. While hiking, I found several traces of the wildlife that calls Lake Anna home. IContinue reading “Lake Anna State Park”

Petersburg National Battlefield Park

I recently took a trip to explore the Eastern Front of Petersburg National Battlefield Park. This battlefield was part of a 10 month siege during the Civil War. The park itself is now owned by the National Park Service. The battlefield area has several locations spread out through Petersburg. The portion of the park IContinue reading “Petersburg National Battlefield Park”

100 Miles in 100 Days

This summer I did the 100 miles in 100 days challenge put on by the Girls Who Hike Virginia group. The challenge technically ends today but due to my schedule, my actual last hiking day was Friday. I hit mile 100 on day 86 and finished the challenge with a total of 110.04 miles logged.Continue reading “100 Miles in 100 Days”

Twin Pinnacles Trail

Yesterday, I put up a post about my recent hike up Mount Rogers. Today, I want to tell you about the much easier hike we did the next day. We did a short balloon loop called the Twin Pinnacles Trail. After doing the big loop last Saturday, our legs were too tired to do anotherContinue reading “Twin Pinnacles Trail”

Grayson Highlands & Mount Rogers Loop

My husband and I recently took a trip to Mouth of Wilson, Virginia to visit the Grayson Highlands. We stayed in a lovely¬† Airbnb (which I strongly recommend) that was just minutes from the park. It was a fantastic vacation. On our first full day in the park we hiked just shy of 14 miles.Continue reading “Grayson Highlands & Mount Rogers Loop”

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