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  1. Spring Wildflowers on the Potomac Heritage Trail

    16 May 2021
    The Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail is a network of trails that span over 700 miles and cut through three states and the District of Columbia. Stretches of the trail in the Virginia Piedmont region near Great Falls Park and stretching northward to Whites Ferry host an array of spring…

  2. Canaan Valley Winter Retreat

    20 Feb 2021
    I’m back from another trip to Canaan Valley, West Virginia. This was a family trip. But I found time to do some landscape photography, too One spot I was excited to check out was the Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge. Last year I drove through the refuge on a backpacking…

  3. Great North Mountain Winter Adventure

    20 Dec 2020
    Last week I completed a 13-mile backpacking trip on the Great North Mountain in the George Washington National Forest. The trip covered parts of Virginia and West Virginia. The snow-covered forest was magical, the views endless, and the night bitterly cold. Fortunately, we were well-prepared to spend a night in…

  4. Visiting Great Falls in December 2020

    08 Dec 2020
    I visited Great Falls over the weekend. We’ve had a fair amount of rain, and I was hoping to see some intense rapids along the Potomac River. I wasn’t disappointed I love visiting Great Falls this time of year. There is hardly anyone in the park in the early morning…

  5. Moonshot from the Marine Corps War Memorial

    28 Nov 2020
    One of my favorite places to photograph the National Mall in Washington, DC, is actually outside of the District of Columbia. An open hillside near the Marine Corps War Memorial and the Netherlands Carillon offers a view of the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, and the United States Capitol My favorite…

  6. Dodging the Crowds at Dolly Sods

    15 Nov 2020
    In October, I hiked Dolly Sods Wilderness to check out the fall colors Dolly Sods Wilderness is a rugged place. The area is largely a plateau on the Allegheny Front with elevations ranging from 2,500 to over 4,700 feet. It absorbs a constant assault by the elements, especially the wind.…

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