Dolly Sods Wilderness: Lions Head Loop Day 1 – Part 1

Since my husband and I started hiking over two years ago, we’ve been to almost every trail in Shenandoah National Park within driving distance. We wanted to branch out and see something new, so we decided to go to Dolly Sods Wilderness in West Virginia, about a three-hour drive from DC. We’ve also been interested […]

Admin Note

Dear Readers, It’s been a while since I posted regularly, and I want to share with you why. Back in June, we found out that my beloved cat Madigan was terminally ill with cancer, with weeks to a couple months maximum left to live. At that point, we decided to not go hiking while she […]

Shenandoah National Park: Orchids of Summer

In Shenandoah National Park there are different orchids that bloom in the summer months than those from the spring. It’s always a joy to find these lovely flowers growing in the woods! Greater Purple Fringed Orchid The Greater Purple Fringed Orchid, Large Purple Fringed Orchid, or Platanthera grandiflora, is a member of the Orchid family […]