Monday, January 20, 2014

Will Run For Pyrite, Trail Running Prince William Forest

Yesterday, we kept our trail running habit going by doing a 7 mile loop in Prince William Forest. The loop was inspired by this LocalHikes entry, though there's no official "Pyrite Mine Loop" as the trail title suggests. Instead, I handed the map to Shira, and had her navigate us through the woods.

It's been years since we've been to Prince William Forest, but it continues to be a real gem. The trails are well marked, and well maintained. It's hard to believe how close 'real hiking' is to DC.

Here are some photos I snapped along our run. The ones of the concrete foundation are of the "Pyrite Mine." Yeah, you need to use your imagination see that a mine was once there. The terrain was especially muddy in some places, but nothing we couldn't handle.

View Pyrite Mine Loop in a larger map

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