Monday, March 28, 2011

Virginia is for Lovers (and Haters)

DC is a great city, with great people, but all too often I hear people criticizing Virginia. We DC-folks love to look down our noses at our rural cousins. But rural Virginia has something that DC does not- acres and acres of uninterrupted peace! No sirens, no threat levels, and most importantly no traffic!

Virginia gets a bad rap by us DC'rs and I thought I would have an open mind by checking out Virginia's hidden natural gems and the Appalachian Trail.

Windy creeks and ominous trees

Simple country-style home

Hiking just 2 of the 2500 miles along the Appalachian Trail

View from the top.

Who needs the Weather Channel?

Mysterious Rock Formations

Trekking and hiking through the idyllic backwoods of Virginia is a great way to spend the last days of winter and escape the hustle and bustle of DC.

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