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Rock scrambling the weekend away :)

Hey everyone!

Hope you’re having a great weekend :) I went hiking yesterday with my friend Ashley and a bunch of people from a hiking club I belong to — it was so awesome!!

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GORGEOUS weather, and beautiful views. We hiked about 10 miles — holy crap — which included lots of fun rock scrambling and extreme uphill and downhill!

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The hike was in Luray, VA, which is about two hours from DC. Virginia is so beautiful! It’s awesome how close hikes like this are to the city.

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We did a big loop which included two offshoot rock scrambles up both Duncan Knob and Strickler Knob. If you’re in the DC area, I highly recommend this hike. It was strenuous, but SO fun. The rock scrambling is my favorite part!

Duncan Knob’s elevation is 2,200 ft, and Strickler Knob’s is 2,240 ft! Hot damn! :)

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Goofing around at the top of the first peak, obviously.

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What a fun day. This is definitely one of my new favorite hikes in the DC area. Nothing better than sitting on top of a mountain on a gorgeous day :) Met some really cool new people, too!

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We were gone from about 7 a.m. until 8 p.m., which included almost 7 hours of hiking plus a pit stop for much needed dinner & shenanigans once we got out of the park!

I came home, showered, and basically passed out immediately, which meant my hair looked ridiculous today because I slept with it wet ;)

I’m off to run some errands! Tonight I’m going downtown with some friends to see a play, “The Alchemist,” at the Shakespeare Theatre. I’m super excited.

Ta-ta, friends! What did you do this weekend?

p.s.

Don’t forget to enter my Chobani yogurt giveaway if you haven’t already! You have until tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. when I will draw the winner :) Also, I found out that the lovely Katy at These Beautiful Feet is also doing a Chobani giveaway right now! Head on over to her blog for a second chance to win. Two chances are better than one, right?! :)

Comments

  1. 1

    The sights from that peak are amazing!

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    What a great hike! Another popular one in this area is Old Rag, which is usually incredibly crowded, but the rock scramble is awesome! You should definitely try it, if you haven’t!

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    Gorgeous hike! A good substitute since you were #notinsf as well! ;)

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    Looks like you had a blast. Makes me wanna go hiking now!

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    Yay! Another fellow DC blogger (:

    Have you ever gone hiking in Harper’s Ferry? It’s about 2 hours from DC. Very beautiful as well.

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    Looks gorgeous!! I am jealous! It was beautiful in Boston on Sunday but I was holed up doing work as usual- it would have been a perfect hiking day.. sigh.. Miss youuu!

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    This looks like so much fun!!! I miss you both! I can’t wait until you come visit in Jan…the weather will be crap but we will make the best of it !! :) Miss you

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    I LOVE Old Rag – that’s my other favorite DC area hike :) Definitely more crowded though. This one was awesome since it’s was so empty! And very similar to Old Rag, although the rock scramble wasn’t as tough!

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    I love Harper’s Ferry! I’ve actually never gone hiking there, though. I need to do that :)

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    miss you more!!! wish you could have come. can’t wait to see you in like 2 weeks!! :D

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