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Our Hiatus Has Come to an End

September 7, 2009

Virginia Trail Guide is back after taking a couple months off!  During our hiatus, we spent a week visiting New Hampshire.  We hiked a couple trails in the White Mountains and one near the Squam Lakes.  New Hampshire is beautiful country – abundant with rushing streams, waterfalls and panoramic mountain views.

Franconia Notch State Park (NH) is home to many spectacular streams and waterfalls. Don't miss visiting Flume Gorge!

Franconia Notch State Park (NH) is home to many spectacular streams and waterfalls. Don’t miss visiting Flume Gorge!

After New Hampshire, we headed over to Maine for a week-long stay on Mt. Desert Island (Acadia National Park).  We did several long bike rides along Acadia’s carriage roads and hiked several mountains (Cadillac, Gorham, Champlain and Penobscot).  We’ve visited Maine every summer for over a decade now.  It’s a fantastic vacation spot for any outdoor-enthusiast.  Whether you’re into paddling, biking or hiking, there are endless options for every skill level.

Gorham Mountain

Gorham Mountain’s mix of ocean and mountain scenery makes this hike a perennial favorite. The pink granite mountaintops are an iconic part of Acadia National Park.

The last few weeks of our hiatus were occupied by Christine’s art show.  For the last month, she’s been showing her work in “The Cabin” at Rockingham Springs Arboretum.  On Sunday, the urge to hike overwhelmed our lack of free time.  We woke up early so that we could squeeze in a short hike before the art show opened at 1:00.   We’ll be posting a write-up about Shenandoah National Park’s Hightop Mountain Trail in the next few days.

Also, stay tuned for posts from Virginia’s highland region.  We have a weekend trip planned near Abingdon/Damascus, and are hoping to hike Mt. Rogers and bike the Virginia Creeper Trail.

Now that we’re finally getting some free time, we’re looking forward to a great fall season on the trails!

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