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Mike Nichols
A 50-some year old man hoping the trail never ends - and enjoying the journey along the way!
A 50-some year old man hoping the trail never ends - and enjoying the journey along the way!

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A nice memory of dear Shadow.

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#50 - Revolution
Revolution #50: 01 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014 On New Years Day 2014, I kicked off "Fifty Hikes at 50." A chance to get back outdoors, see things I hadn't seen, to see things again, to think, and to live more outside. I was excited; and the timing was perfect. F...

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#49 - Gravelly Point to Theodore Roosevelt Island
A jet taking off from Reagan National Airport - Gravelly Point What a great hike this turned out to be! It has a little bit of everything, from jet airliners roaring overhead, Potomac River and National Monument views, all leading to a wooded island that en...

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#48 - A Beautiful Day
I love a day like today - taken off guard by how you think things will be, vice how they turn out. I awoke this morning expecting a bitter cold day, with plenty of mud from the recent rains. I wasn't totally off the mark, as when I took Riley for a walk thi...

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#47 - Old Company Mill - Raleigh NC
We were off to Raleigh, NC for Thanksgiving, and with the day full of food and football - followed by a day of Christmas "browsing" coffee's and deserts - Saturday made for a perfect day for a nearby 6.5 mile hike on the Old Company Mill Trail. Company Mill...

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#46 - Culpeper, VA
Culpeper Visitor Center With the Holiday's around the corner, getting out and around some of the small towns in the area makes for a beautiful day hike - with the added benefit of finishing up with window shopping, local bakeries, coffees, beers and food! B...

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#45 - Chancellorsville - and the end of Thomas Jonathon "Stonewall" Jackson
Unless your last name is Jackson, or Hooker, Chancellorsville Battlefield may not resonate with everyone. Compared to Gettysburg, Antietam, and Manassas, it is not one of the more well known Civil War locations. Bonnie and I visited last Sunday, taking adva...

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#44 - Downtown Charleston to Patriots Point
Veterans Day Weekend in Charleston is a great time of year. The city sponsors an excellent Veterans Day parade, with enough history and other activities to keep you busy for the long weekend. I love to visit, as I get to see my sister and brother-in-law - a...

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#43 - Rockfish Gap - Appalachian Trail
Autumn. A season that lasts three months, yet such a short window when it comes to enjoying the favorites of the season. Apple ___ (butter, cider, pickin'), the cool of the morning giving way to the warmth of the sun; long shadows and colors, pumpkins. It...

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#42 - Bald Cypress Trail - Virginia Beach
Sand dune at Virginia Beach Not far from the sand dunes of Virginia Beach, there is an oasis that contrasts greatly with the oceanfront and commercialism nearby. Known as the site of the first landing of the Jamestown colonists in 1607, First Landing State ...
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