Monday, October 25, 2010

difficult run.

my new favorite hobby is hiking. there are so many wonderful and gorgeous trails around the great falls area and this is the perfect time to go. the leaves are changing colors and the weather is perfect. so on sunday tyler and i decided to emerge from the house and hike difficult run. and oh boy was it "difficult". more than 50% of the trail follows the potomac river, with scenic views of mini waterfalls, cascading rocks, and the occasional kayaker! at certain points we decided to venture away from the trail and climb down to the water which always started out as a good idea. but then the climb up was exhaustingggg. along the way we ran into very cute doggies and a bunch of mountain climbers. it was neat to see them set-up their gear and start to climb the rocks. definitely sparked some interest in taking a few classes :) well 2.5 hours and 5 miles later we made it back to the car. i had NO idea the trail was that long and at times i really thought i couldn't finish - but i'm glad i did. there are a few more trails around the area that we'd like to try before the weather doesn't allow us to. i wish i took pics from difficult run, especially with all the beautiful views of the trees changing colors, but i found these pics from their website just to give you a slight idea of the scenary.





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