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Just A Little Teaser About A Vacation Filled With Hiking, Biking, And Photography

I don’t think the saying, I need to go back to work to rest after my vacation, has ever applied to me more than after the ten days Bill and I just spent in Wyoming, Idaho, and Utah. To say we were active would be an understatement, even though we spent a lot of time […]

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Hiking Cascade Falls – As I mentioned last week in my recap of Bill’s and my trail run at Pandapas Pond, while in Blacksburg for the Thursday night Virginia Tech football game Bill and I took advantage of the gorgeous weather and changing leaves and headed out to Jefferson National Forest for a hike/run to Cascade […]

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Rattlesnakes, Stinging Nettle, Or Rushing Water

Once a year, my mom’s siblings and families gather along the North Fork of the Holston River for a two-day family reunion, and that two-day reunion happened to be this past weekend.  There’s something for everyone with a dammed up pool for swimming and relaxing on rafts, baby rapids on which the the little kids […]

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McAfee Knob Trail Run – Hope You Like Pictures!

With the trail running bug luring Bill and me back to the mountains, we took advantage of being in Southwestern Virginia last Friday, and ran to the top of McAfee Knob.  Well, make that – we ran, with a few hiking breaks! We were pleasantly surprised that the leaves weren’t too far from peak, and […]

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Hiking To Cascades Falls

On Saturday morning Bill and I slept in a little bit compared to when we usually get up to run.  We skipped our run and drove to Giles County, which is not too far from Virginia Tech, and set out for a hike.  Neither of us had been to Cascades Falls since our college days.  […]

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An Ice Cold Hike on a Hot July Day

On Friday I drove across the beautiful commonwealth of Virginia for a family reunion with my mom’s family.  We get together every year on my uncle’s gorgeous piece of property along the North Fork of the Holston River.  It provides the perfect setting for us to catch up and reminisce! The river has been dammed […]

 
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