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Tragedy on the Trail

May 18, 2019

The Washington Post reports on a horrible murder on the Appalachian Trail in Virginia: Sanchez adopted the trail name “Stronghold.” And by early May, he had made it to southwestern Virginia — 545 miles into his odyssey. Then, sometime early on the morning of May 11, a man who had frightened others along the trail…

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Raccoon in the Road

May 15, 2019
Raccoon in the Road

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Fox on the Tracks

May 13, 2019
Fox By the Railroad Tracks

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2018-19 Winter Snow

May 10, 2019
2018-19 Snow Statistics - Linden, Virginia

Here are the snow statistics collected for our location along the Appalachian Trail in Warren County, Virginia. At a little over 30 inches of snow, last year ended up in…

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Snapping Turtle

April 20, 2019
Snapping Turtle

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Turkeys in the Road

April 12, 2019
Turkeys in the Road

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Second Evening of Spring

March 22, 2019
Second Evening of Spring

Yesterday (March 21, 2019), it rained all day before changing over to snow in the evening. I measured 1.5″ of snow before much of it melted overnight.

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Striped Skunk

February 25, 2019
Striped Skunk

Yesterday, we saw this striped skunk out in the neighborhood. I think it’s the first skunk picture I’ve gotten as I usually only see roadkill skunks during the daytime. This…

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The Ice Storm Cometh

February 14, 2019
9/16th of an Inch Ice Accretion

This Monday and Tuesday (February 11-12, 2019) we had a significant freezing rain event here in a mountain community near Linden, Virginia. Here are some pics:

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2018: The Wettest Year

January 18, 2019
Flooding as Seen from Rte 619

As the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports: 2018 was the wettest year on record for dozens of towns and cities in Virginia. Long-term weather observing stations that broke annual precipitation records include:…

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January 13, 2019 Snow Storm

January 14, 2019
Shiloh, the Newest Member of our Family

This past weekend, we picked up two rounds of snow for a total of 10″ here in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Linden, Virgina. Here are a couple of photographs…

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Fall Snow Day

November 18, 2018
Snow Saucers on a Snowy November Day

This past Thursday, we picked up 3.5″ of snow and the girls enjoyed the snow day.

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Spruce Knob

November 14, 2018
Enjoying the Views on Spruce Knob

After packing up camp at Seneca Shadows Campground, we headed south to Spruce Knob in Monongahela National Forest. Spruce Knob is the highest point in West Virginia at 4863 feet…

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