Tip of the Day

Going into the mountains, with the sole intention to explore the natural world and its solitude, is the best medicine for a stressful, fast-paced lifestyle. Take at least a day every month to fully disconnect from that which plagues your mind, body, and soul; take a walk through the woods to study the changes autumn brings, or go on a hike in the Appalachians, or just visit a local park for a time. Just make time to escape into nature.

Shallow conversation was never made for me.

A train crossing the Potomac River on the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway.
A train crossing the Potomac River on the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway.

A train crossing the Potomac River on the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway.

Panorama of the Potomac River and Maryland Heights.
Panorama of the Potomac River and Maryland Heights.

Panorama of the Potomac River and Maryland Heights.

The confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers.
The confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers.

The confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers.

The final overlook of the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers. There was a lot of fog that day, but the view was still amazing.
The final overlook of the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers. There was a lot of fog that day, but the view was still amazing.

The final overlook of the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers. There was a lot of fog that day, but the view was still amazing.

Overlook #2.
Overlook #2.

Overlook #2.

Taken at mile 4 of the hike.
Taken at mile 4 of the hike.

Taken at mile 4 of the hike.

Take 2.
Take 2.

Take 2.

View of Maryland Heights and the river.
View of Maryland Heights and the river.

View of Maryland Heights and the river.

My best friend and long-time hiking partner taking in the view.
My best friend and long-time hiking partner taking in the view.

My best friend and long-time hiking partner taking in the view.

Taking in the view of the Potomac and Harpers Ferry.
Taking in the view of the Potomac and Harpers Ferry.

Taking in the view of the Potomac and Harpers Ferry.

First view of Harpers Ferry and the Potomac River from the Loudoun Heights trail.