Tag: appalachian trail

Tragedy on the Trail

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…

Hogback Mountain Hike

Girls on the Appalachian Trail

June is a good month to see mountain laurel in Shenandoah National Park so we went out to Hogback Mountain yesterday. After parking near the 21 mile post on Skyline Drive, we hiked on the Appalachian Trail north to a…

North Marshall Hike

View from Cliffs at North Marshall (Shenandoah National Park)

Since Front Royal and Skyline Drive gets quite crowded on the weekends this time of year, I took off work early yesterday afternoon to join my family for a little trip. Fall color is still very nice near Front Royal…

Happy Independence Day!

The weather today in Virginia isn’t the best so I’m glad we decided to go to the fireworks on July 2nd at the Northern Virginia 4-H in Harmony Hollow near the Appalachian Trail south of Front Royal. It took awhile…

N&W #611 Returns!

The 1950 Norfolk and Western Class J steam locomotive #611 made a return appearance this year again crossing the Appalachian Trail National Scenic Corridor at Manassas Gap near Linden, Virginia. Here are a couple of videos from Sunday June 5,…

Norfolk and Western Class J #611

On June 6th, 2015 a friend and I went to the Appalachian Trail railroad crossing in Linden to watch the Norfolk and Western Class J #611 steam locomotive pull an excursion train up Linden Hill. The Norfolk Southern B-line crosses…