Wander: Hawksbill Summit at Shenandoah NP and Barboursville Ruins
Wander: Neabsco Creek and Huntley Meadows Park, VA
I took a day off to make a long birthday weekend for myself, and headed for my happy place: the mountains! My main goal was to hike the Hawksbill Summit Trail, to reach the highest point of Shenandoah National Park. It was a beautiful and crisp day, the first full day of fall, so I also added a couple shorter trails: Lewis Mountain Trail and Stony Man Trail. As a bonus, I made a sunrise stop on the way to check out the Barboursville Ruins. Come along!
Wander: Crabtree Falls to Charlottesville VA
I recently decided to upgrade from my Canon R6 (which I adored) to an R5 (which I think is even more awesome). In this wander I give the new camera and my legs some exercise, exploring at the Neabsco Creek Boardwalk and Huntley Meadows Park, both not too far from Washington DC. Bonus Content: Some […]
Wander: Natural Bridge and Blue Ridge
The weather promised a warmer day as we head into the end of winter, so I took a day to wander over towards the Blue Ridge. My plan was to hit a few different waterfall hikes along the Blue Ridge Parkway, but after my first stop at Crabtree Falls, I discovered the BRP was essentially […]
Day Tripping: Cumberland County, Virginia
I took advantage of the fall time change to get an early start for an all-day wander over to Natural Bridge State Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway. It was a beautiful fall day and I had a great time roaming, exploring and creating. Take a look!
Day Tripping: High Bridge, Appomattox Court House, and Sailor’s Creek
I hit the road early this past Sunday morning for a proper wander–I had one initial destination in mind, and from there I thought I’d just explore and see where I ended up. And it turned out the answer was: Cumberland County, Virginia. It wasn’t a particularly long excursion, but I was pretty pleased with […]
Destination: Shawshank of Ohio
For Memorial Day, I decided to make a day road trip to check out a few Civil War sites not too far afield. So I got up at my usual time, grabbed a quick breakfast, and hit the road! Nottoway Falls Park My first stop was definitely off-the-beaten-path. Not a Civil War site, but somewhere […]
Surely I’m not alone in this, but I’ve always felt a special connection with the 1994 film (and currently the top-rated film on the Internet Movie Database) The Shawshank Redemption. In my formative years, you see, I discovered Stephen King and devoured his oeuvre at the time. And aside from the magnum opuses of It […]