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”

The Fendley Station Trail

When things were going well: It was a hot and humid day (91 with 95% humidity to be exact) but I am doing a hiking challenge and I wanted to get extra miles. I looked over my park map and found a trail that was just over 9 miles long. It was the Fendley StationContinue reading “The Fendley Station Trail”

Richmond’s Buttermilk Trail

On Friday I spent the day hiking around the James River. My main focus was the James River Park System’s Buttermilk Trail. This trail is used for hiking and mountain biking. I did this trail along with some other areas so it ended up being close to a ten mile hike. This is the routeContinue reading “Richmond’s Buttermilk Trail”

James River North Bank and Buttermilk Loop Trail

The James River North Bank and Buttermilk Loop Trail is a 6.2 mile hiking/biking trail in Richmond. It goes along both banks of the James River and includes two bridge crossings. I started by going across the Belle Isle Suspension Bridge to get to the Buttermilk Trail. This trail was moderately challenging but nothing tooContinue reading “James River North Bank and Buttermilk Loop Trail”

My First Rockwood Park Visit

I recently took my first hike after moving to Virginia. I went to a park in Chesterfield County called Rockwood Park. There is a well marked trail system that snakes through the park. There is a nature center as well, though it was closed until 4/1 for renovations so I did not get go duringContinue reading “My First Rockwood Park Visit”

Massawepie Easement

The day after Thanksgiving I was lucky enough to spend a day hiking at Massawepie with some of my family. I don’t think the temperature passed 20 degrees and the wind was picking up at times, but it was a beautiful day. It had snowed a few inches the night before so there was aContinue reading “Massawepie Easement”

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