I looked at the date of my last post…a sharp intake of breath…a month ago!!!
It has been an unforgettable fall season. 🙂 Lots of hiking, lots of working, lots of going to school…not a lot of time for writing unless it is for one of those reasons!
So a quick recap of the highlights. 🙂
Shenandoah River State Park
October 17: We headed down to Shenandoah National Park in early October to leaf peep. After seeing the line at the northern entrance, we gladly diverted and visited Shenandoah River State Park instead. Lovely park and a very good decision! We visit Shenandoah National Park all the time and quite honestly, prefer it without the traffic. 🙂
White Rocks, north of Gathland State Park on the AT in Maryland
October 25: Sidekick Pauli and I took an afternoon hike to White Rocks on the AT in Maryland. I realized I had been doing way too much desk sitting as I climbed up to White Rocks!! We had a lovely lunch at the rocks before walking back to Gathland State Park. 🙂 🙂 🙂
October 31: Led the Trail Dames on a walk among the lost souls at Antietam Battlefield. Perfectly beautiful day to enjoy and be thankful for all we have been given.
Wet, wet, wet on the Rose River Trail in SNP
November 7: Rose River Falls Loop in Shenandoah National Park with the Trail Dames IN THE RAIN. Sidekick Pauli didn’t mind the rain and neither did I. I wasn’t leading this hike so I walked along carefree as can be! And we finished by celebrating a fellow dame’s birthday with blackberry cobbler and ice cream! Yes!!
Star Party at Sky Meadows State Park, VA. Just look at those set ups!
November 14: Let’s all go to a Star Party!! Kudos to the Northern Virginia Astronomy Club (NOVAC) for sharing their super high caliber telescopes with us at Sky Meadows State Park. I saw Jupiter, Uranus, a double star, the craters on the moon, and a lot, lot, more! So awesome. 🙂
Thomas Farm…my go to after work!
I have enjoyed being outside this last month and am soooooooo looking forward to my Thanksgiving break!
#OptOutside on Black Friday! Hike On!