New River Gorge National Park – A scenic weekend

It's the newest national park in the United States! Geologically though, the New River is actually one of the oldest rivers in the country as well. This Summer has been busy, and other than exploring very locally, we have not been able to venture far from home so far this year. But we were able …

Paddling – Whitewater rafting at the New River Gorge

The New River (and the adjoining Gauley River) have some of the best rafting in the country. There are a few big outfits in the Fayetteville area that guide rafting trips: The most prominent appeared to be ACE. We saw ACE rafts (and buses) everywhere. We sat along the river for about an hour one …

The Blues – a new start

Follow all of the Blue's Family activities 2021 It’s a new year and Spring has sprung.  You know what that means?  It’s time for the birds to find a new home for the season. I’ve made this easy with the Blue Family Nestbox 2.0; featuring improved ventilation, superior rain protection, and quality building materials. Nestbox …

Hiking – AT NOBO – Washington Monument to Ensign Cowall Shelter (Wolfsville Road)

Distance: 12 miles Hike Time: 5.75 hours Elevation Gain: 1,500 feet Summary This may be the most challenging section in Maryland. That's not saying much since Maryland is fairly flat. There are a few moderate climbs in this section, but the real challenge is the rocky terrain. The trail runs primarily along the West side …

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