The first hike of 2022 brought me back to Patapsco Valley State Park on a freakishly warm day in January the day before I was supposed to return back to work from winter break. I had gone back and forth about hiking Harpers Ferry, but Maria and I decided on Patapsco so that we could … More First Hike of 2022: What an Earthworm (and the Dalai Lama) Can Teach Us
On the way to our hike today, the kids and I drove up Route 97 in Maryland and I noticed how brown the leaves looked. This past week I’ve noticed more of the dark reds, and browns on the leaves, and I started to get upset that soon the branches will be bare. The time … More Just Be
Labor Day Weekend 2021 I decided to cram in as much adventure as possible. Each of my syllabi states that one of my expectations is that students are adventurous. I created this particular syllabus template in 2019, and since then seeking adventure is more and more how I have decided to live my life, as … More What Am I Doing With My Life?
This weekend’s hike was initially supposed to be a return to Shenandoah to a mountain, but at the last minute due to some possible afternoon thunderstorms and the distance to travel there, Maria and I decided to return to Patapsco Valley State Park instead. We met at 6:30 in the morning at the Landing Road … More Go Get Lost Friends.
I like winter hiking- from the silence of the woods, to the bright winter light that casts long shadows. It reminds me of cross country skiing when I was a kid in Massachusetts. Most of Maryland doesn’t get much snow, but this past week we got some snow, then an ice storm, followed by freezing … More Hiking on Ice