Patapsco Valley State Park – Soapstone Trail (and some) – 7.5 miles

4/19/2020 Starstruck Trail – Soapstone Trail – Hilton Ave. (paved road) – Grist Mill Trail – Nun’s Run – Santee Branch Trail – College Loop – Santee Branch Trail – Bike Jumper – Bull Run Trail – Overgrown – Soapstone Alternate Trail Elevation gain: 820ft Location: Soapstone Trailhead – 1164 S Rolling Road Catonsville, MDContinue reading “Patapsco Valley State Park – Soapstone Trail (and some) – 7.5 miles”

Hashawha Environmental Area – 6 miles

5/10/2020 Noname trail between lakes, up the hill then following Bear Branch towards the South – through the meadow towards Hashawha Lake – follow Rinehart Rd. behind the Caretaker’s house – through another meadow – back to Bear Branch – North through the marshland – Stream Trail – Boundary Trail (yellow) – Saw Mill RoadContinue reading “Hashawha Environmental Area – 6 miles”

D.R.O.O.L. – May 2020

Daily Reminiscence Of Our Lives πŸ’¦ 5/31/2020 Sunday πŸ’¦ 5/30/2020 Saturday πŸ’¦ 5/29/2020 Friday πŸ’¦ 5/28/2020 Thursday πŸ’¦ 5/27/2020 Wednesday πŸ’¦ 5/26/2020 Tuesday πŸ’¦ 5/25/2020 Monday πŸ’¦ 5/24/2020 Sunday πŸ’¦ 5/23/2020 Saturday πŸ’¦ 5/22/2020 Friday πŸ’¦ 5/21/2020 Thursday πŸ’¦ 5/20/2020 Wednesday πŸ’¦ 5/19/2020 Tuesday Thousands of Celandine poppies color the grass yellow in Leakin Park.Continue reading “D.R.O.O.L. – May 2020”

D.R.O.O.L – September 2019

Daily Reminiscence Of Our Lives πŸŽ‰ “Ah, September! You are the doorway to the season that awakens my soul…” – Peggy Toney Horton πŸŽ‰ 9/30 Today was a little bit mixed up. First we went to work, then walk then within an hour back home. The weather was so amazing that we have decided toContinue reading “D.R.O.O.L – September 2019”

Prettyboy Reservoir Park (9/8/19)

Gunpowder south (blue) trail – 5.41 miles 🚘 Masemore rd. Parkville 21120 🚘 🌿 “Happiness is a long walk with a friend (- Mag in my case).” 🌿 I thought I’ll be smart coming here this morning because it’s a wonderful secret location, no one knows about. Wrong! Yes, parking is limited (less than 10Continue reading “Prettyboy Reservoir Park (9/8/19)”

NCR – Weisburg rd. to Frederick rd. – North

9/4/19 – 4.56 miles πŸŽ‚ “Country roads take me gnome.” πŸŽ‚ It is my birthtoday so I am treating myself with NCR. It’s always a good idea! Mostly empty – especially in the mornings and on the weekdays – and such an easy walk. No elevation changes and the trail is a crushed stone andContinue reading “NCR – Weisburg rd. to Frederick rd. – North”

D.R.O.O.L. – August 2019

Daily Reminiscence Of Our Lives 🌸 “Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.” – Sam Keen 🌸 8/31 Took another route around VIR this morning, walking 3.33 miles. Got lost at one point when the path vanished into the woods. Wondered on someone else’s property then jumped a fence to get back. 8/30 Going forContinue reading “D.R.O.O.L. – August 2019”

NCR – from Monkton rd. to Weisburg rd.

πŸ”₯ “An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.” – Henry David Thoreau πŸ”₯ If you are coming from Baltimore, like I do – condolences – take this short cut from York rd. Turn right onto E. Piney Hill rd and follow it to the right before it becomes Hereford rd. At theContinue reading “NCR – from Monkton rd. to Weisburg rd.”

D.R.O.O.L. – July 2019

Daily Reminiscence Of Our Lives β›± “When all else fails, take a vacation.” – Betty Williams β›± 7/31 Shockingly enough I did not take any pics today….I checked twice….really. No photos. ❀️ 7/30 We had to drive down to Silver Spring this morning so I have looked for suitable parks to do our morning walkContinue reading “D.R.O.O.L. – July 2019”

Lake Roland – Lakeside dr. off of Falls rd. – main entrance

❀️ “Forgotten places, Do they wait for us to come and sit there?” – Architha Reddy ❀️ In 2001 I came here with my then employer’s English Bulldogs to go for a walk. Back then, this place was a clustrofuck and anarchy of cars parked everywhere and I managed to bump the Jag on arrivalContinue reading “Lake Roland – Lakeside dr. off of Falls rd. – main entrance”

Falls road – Wrights lane (Lake Roland) – Orange trail

We start out as usual parking on the side of Falls rd. following the red trail paint. This morning one of the houses above the trail draining their pool because it smells like pool water and the whole path is flooded. I have to tippy toe around not to get wet. The morning rays areContinue reading “Falls road – Wrights lane (Lake Roland) – Orange trail”

Lake Roland – Blue trail – 3 miles

Entering as always from the Falls rd entrance….at Wrights lane. Following the trail up to just before the bridge then we turn left and head slightly downhill to the water. Great opportunity for dogs to take a dip under the bridge at the sandy beach. We will follow the blue trail today which will addContinue reading “Lake Roland – Blue trail – 3 miles”

Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat – CΓ΄te d’Azur – French Riviera

For obvious reasons Mag is only with us in spirit on this walk. We miss him like crazy. * β€œNo matter what happens, travel gives you a story to tell.” –Jewish Proverb * Saint-Jean Cap-Ferrat is a 613 acre peninsula. To better appreciate the beauty of Cap-Ferrat and its surroundings we’ll take the approximately 14Continue reading “Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat – CΓ΄te d’Azur – French Riviera”