Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Colorado Trail 2017

Mt. Elbert, Colorado's tallest peak 14,440 feet. Photo was taken while hiking the CDT in 2013.
In one week I will be heading out to Colorado to begin hiking the Colorado Trail. I'm going to meet my hiking friend Moosie out there and we will start hiking south from Denver to Durango. I'm most excited to see the San Juans in the south west corner of the state. I had to skip the San Juans and take the Creede alternate when I hiked the CDT southbound in 2013 due to snow. I'm excited to see the state during the summer this time, rather than the fall. Updates to come...

Monday, June 5, 2017

Reconnecting With The A.T.

Weaverton Cliffs

Kayakers on the Potomac

Mountain Laurel in bloom in the mountains
Ahhhh summertime. At least that's how it felt yesterday. I managed to reconnect with the A.T. for a few hours near Harper's Ferry. I hiked up to Weaverton Cliffs and hiked a little ways north. There were several backpackers also on the trail: a couple of north bound thru hikers and a few section hikers. What is it about a trail that just feels so good to walk on?

Sunday, June 4, 2017


Now that we've entered the month of June, the forest is enveloped in the color green here in Maryland's Piedmont region. A few wildflowers can be seen here and there, mountain laurel are pretty much finished blooming and the petals are falling to the forest floor. The forest is hard at work photosynthesizing...

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Monday, May 15, 2017

Rachel Carson Greenway Trail: Mountain Laurel

Mountain Laurel is blooming along the Rachel Carson Greenway Trail right now. With temperatures expected in the 90's this week, the flowers will most likely be in peak bloom this week. I personally would rank the blooming of the mountain laurel amongst my top 10 favorite natural phenomena. Get out there and see these fantastic plants while you can!

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Climate March 2017

My friend Pete and I went down to Washington D.C. for the climate march yesterday. Here are a few photos of the day's march...