Rocky Mountain National Park (2023)

Starting off easy We flew into Denver (duh!) and drove toward the mountains. We passed through Boulder to stop at REI to pick up a few things (almost forgot stove fuel). Driving along US 36, we turned at route 7 for a more scenic route. Also, along route 7 we had to stop by Lily …

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 …

Hiking – AT NOBO – Crampton Gap to Washington Monument

Distance: 9.2 Miles Hike Time: 4 hours Elevation Gain: 1,500 feet Starting off where we left off on our last Northbound hike of the AT, we continued toward the Washington Monument (not the one in Washington DC). The "original" Washington Monument was first built in 1827 and is located near Boonesboro, Maryland within Washington Monument …

Waymarked Trails – The best free trail data on the web

It's the best (and easiest to use) trail data that is completely free to use and download.  You haven't heard of it?  Well allow me to introduce you. Disclaimer: All of the screenshots provided are from the Waymarked Trails website and I do not claim ownership of any of their content. I am merely a …

Another weekend backpacking in Dolly Sods – Blackbird Knob and Red Creek Gorge

Total Distance: 9 miles (plus wandering) Dolly Sods Trail Map Route Map Elevation Gain: ~1,500 feet It was time for a long overdue hike into the woods. 2020 has been a strange year to say the least. It seemed like something came up every time I tried to make plans for a long-term trip. And …

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