Thursday, August 15, 2013

A Little Beach Front Property in Arlington, VA

The operative word being "little." This afternoon I did a stretch of the Potomac Heritage Trail during my run. As I was jogging along, I noticed a number of tiny beaches that stretch for a few feet and then hit the Potomac, like this one:

The route I did turned out to be just the right amount for me to tackle in an hour. It's a little over 5 miles long, and covers the start of the trail until Windy Run. If you are an outdoorsy person who lives in or near Arlington and you've yet to hike the Potomac Heritage Trail, it's a must do. It's a real, woodsy, backcountry trail that runs parallel to the Potomac river. Sure, there are times when you're a few feet from the George Washington Parkway, and the noise isn't exactly pleasant. But it's the woods, and it's local and it's fairly challenging. I even saw a bit of wildlife, check out this Great Blue Heron (at least I think it's a Great Blue Heron) I stumbled on:

As for weather, I couldn't have asked for a more perfect day to be on the trail. Check out how inviting the Potomac looks:

Here's the full route, I can't recommend it highly enough:

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