Spring weather has finally made its belated appearance, so it's time to return to the Billy Goat Trail at Great Falls, MD. This is one of Adventuring’s most popular hikes, and with good reason. Where else can you get so much of Mother Nature’s bounty so close to DC? There are rock climbs, spectacular vistas, and views of the more-or-less raging Potomac beneath. Though only 4 miles long, this moderate hike packs a lot of punch; one Internet reviewer calls it “Nature’s jungle gym.” For those ready to make the trek, we’ll meet at the Tenleytown-AU Metro Station (east exit by the Panera, rather than at the Best Buy across Wisconsin) at the civilized hour of 10 a.m. For those who prefer to meet us at our trailhead, please be at the Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center [11710 MacArthur Blvd. Potomac, MD] by 10:45. Bring sunscreen, bug spray, water, snacks, and a few dollars for admission and trip fees. Those carpooling from Tenleytown will pay a few extra bucks to their drivers. Most important, for those interested, we’ll continue the tradition of stopping at Old Angler’s Inn for lunch and liquid refreshments afterwards before driving home. (This isn’t the expensive main restaurant, but the garden in the back where they have bar food, great drinks, and sometimes very attractive wait staff). For further details contact Devon, (202)[masked], or [masked].