|Sent on:||Wednesday, March 21, 2012 7:04 PM|
Actually, my feet didn’t want to think about it, so sorry about the second email. (You will be.)
This Saturday, March 24, we will do a very grand 27-mile loop of the Northern Virginia suburbs (yes, most of them) in what we lovingly call a “slow Marathon.” Cute, eh? Trails—all paved, but not yet carpeted—include Mt Vernon, Four-Mile Run, W&OD, and Custis. Shorter (18 or 20 or so miles) options are available with the help of good old Metro. (Bring your Metro card or buy one!)
This is a difficult hike anyway you look at it and I have: 5+ blisters (or about 4 for the shorts). But it’s a pretty cool hike if you are training for the One Day Hike (April 28), have nothing better to do, are escaping from relatives or cops, or wanna claim to have done a Marathon. You can go at your own pace. (Whose pace would you use?)
Meet at 8 am at the north parking lot of Belle Haven, on George Washington Pkwy south of Alexandria. Bring food and drink or buy along (a-long) way. Leaders are Rob Anderson and me.
Pix from our last long hike (last Sat):