This past weekend my kids and I went back to Harpers Ferry to hike the Loudoun Heights trail. James, Charlie and I have hiked in and around Harpers Ferry several times now, and whenever I ask them about going for a hike, they often ask to go there. For this particular hike, we totaled about … More Explaining, Not Complaining
Last weekend I completed my second section hike of the Appalachian Trail, from Harper’s Ferry to Bear’s Den, 20.1 miles. It had been three weeks since my last backpacking trip and I was eager to get back out on the trail with everything I needed for the weekend in my pack, camp in the woods … More Medium Rocks: Harper’s Ferry to Bear’s Den
Having taught Freshman English for years, I couldn’t help but think about the ties to my last hiking adventure to the cycle of a “Hero’s Journey.” Two years ago, sitting at a friend’s house debating what our “Eat, Pray, Love” post divorce moments would be, I said that I wanted to hike the Appalachian Trail. … More Life is Better in Airplane Mode
My boys and I went to Harpers Ferry this weekend, at the request of my older son. We parked at the visitor’s center, hiked past Lincoln Rock, downtown, up the Maryland Heights Loop, and back into town. The total mileage was about 7 miles, with an elevation gain of 1,404 feet and took us about … More I Wouldn’t Trade This For Anything
It was 27 degrees when I left my house this morning for this week’s hike and I found only one other person willing to go with me. I live in Maryland, and had planned to go out to Harper’s Ferry to hike along part of the Appalachian Trail, as well as hike the Maryland Heights … More How Did I Get Here And Where Am I Going?