Running

2013 Boston Marathon

Introduction While I’m making this post on March 5, 2016, nearly 3 years after the fact, the information in the timeline was written in the day or so after the events of the 2013 Boston Marathon (and bombing). Why am I posting now? Mostly because I happened to stumble upon…

Hiking

Zaleski – August 2015

This ended up being a spur of the moment trip the first weekend of August 2015. Earlier in the week we were kicking around the idea of going to Zaleski, then about Thursday we decided maybe we’d just take it easy and go to the REI garage sale on Saturday,…

Hiking

Dolly Sods Revisited

The stars aligned, and for the third time in the last 30 days we were able to do an out-of-state hike. We decided to go back to Dolly Sods for two reasons: Our first hike was cut short due to rain. I managed to convince a couple of co-workers to…

Hiking

Trail Review: Dolly Sods North

Herein you will find my thoughts on each of the trails I’ve hiked at Dolly Sods North. These entries are more a collection of my thoughts so that I won’t forget little details as time goes on. I’ve attempted to highlight each trail with it’s own graphic. The map was…

Hiking

Dolly Sods – Early Summer 2015

Dolly Sods is a wilderness area contained within the Monongahela National Forest in Eastern West Virginia. Lets address that name first.  Long story short, it’s named after a fellow named Johann Dahle (pronounced Dolly) who settled the area in the 1780s.  “Sods” is a term used to describe a mountain top…