Friday, August 07, 2009

A Mini-Hike at Turkey Run Park

The day was too nice to spend it sitting in front of a screen all day - so Shira and I played hooky for a few hours, and hit Turkey Run park. It's hard to believe this little gem is only a few miles outside of DC - it's awesome.

We took a steep trail from the first parking area down to the Heriage trail, which runs along the Potomac. We hiked about 1 mile out, and 1 mile back, making for a leisurely walk.

It's definitely worth checking it out if you're in the area. It helps if it's a perfect summer day, like today.

Our route:

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  1. I don't know Shira...playing hooky within the first month of a new job??? They must love you there :-) Also, when you're playing hooky, I'm pretty sure you aren't suppposed to announce it.

    Looks like a lot of fun. Jill and I will have to try it with the girls...except, we'll only get 500 feet before Rachel wants to stop and throw rocks in the water. Then we'll hike back out the 500 feet and be done.

  2. Sure, "Rachel" will be throwing rocks in the water. Uh, huh. ;-).

    It starts off with a steep trail, but you don't mind a little workout with carrying of kids, do you? :-)

    Definitely a good time.