Downeast Maine, Part 4 (Final) – Oceanarium, and Points East

This is the last installment of our summer Maine adventure.  (Hooray, the crowd goes wild!) At this point, I was facing a little bit of mutiny from the boys.  "No hiking today".  Well, we all have our limits.  So instead, we went to the Oceanarium, home of the US's only lobster hatchery, and some good…Read more Downeast Maine, Part 4 (Final) – Oceanarium, and Points East

St. Mary’s Wilderness

East of Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, but west of the main Blue Ridge, there's a jumble of rugged mountains marked by cliffs, steep-sided gorges, and crystal clear streams.  This area contains the St. Mary's Wilderness, the largest Wilderness Area in Virginia, and one of my favorite spots for over 30 years. Like most designated Wilderness Areas,…Read more St. Mary’s Wilderness