About 10 years ago, I joined Meetup in hopes of finding others with whom to enjoy hiking and the outdoors. In those days there were no Meetup groups like CVT, but the closest was a group called Avid Hikers & Outdoor Enthusiasts. I went on a few of...
Reflections From The Trail
Another year of wild, wacky adventures has come to a close! Every year around this time, I look back at the CVT calendar for the previous 12 months, and I'm always amazed at how many activities we managed to pack in, and 2017 was no exception.
My Daddy called me Short Stride. I can still hear him, 'Come on Short Stride! You can do this!' as he encouraged me up and down mountain trails as a little girl. I'm still Short Stride, always at the back of the pack. And then there is my tendency...
Lori participated in this year’s CVT Cap to Cap Challenge, a series of day hikes along the Virginia Capital Trail beginning in Richmond and continuing east to Williamsburg. Lori shares her brutally honest review of the Challenge…thanks Lori! Cap to Cap Hikes!!!! Yay!!…er um, no…. I’m lacking anything positive...
This is the tale of the tail. Fellow trailblazers who have hiked with me know that I finish at the end of the pack. Although I have come to enjoy the solitude along the trail, it’s never totally quiet. Unfortunately, sometimes this means that I am...
It was a crisp November Saturday, the kind that starts out requiring a fleece, hat and gloves. Each breath I took was visible in the chilly mountain air, and every face in the group had a flushed hue, caused by exertion plus cold air. On the Tuesday prior to...
What are you afraid of? Snakes? Flying? Dolls? How about hiking? I recently completed a 94-mile hike around the Dingle Peninsula, Ireland, with five fellow Trailblazers (Kim, Carole, Brenda, Marybeth and Zi). Before I left, I asked myself numerous times if would be able to survive. I knew full well...
Blue Ridge Outdoors
Friends of James River Park
Guide To SNP
James River Westham Gauge
Leave No Trace
MEDIC SOLO Disaster & Wilderness School
National Park Service
REI Short Pump
Virginia is for Lovers
Virginia State Parks