Hikes and Rambles

Hikes and Rambles: The AT to Buzzard Rock (Whitetop, VA)

On Easter Sunday we set out late in the afternoon for a short hike to Buzzard Rock. We drove up Whitetop Mountain Road and parked in a gravel parking lot just steps away from the Appalachian Trail. We only went a mile out and the trail had three distinct sections: The trail surrounded by blueberry bushes,… Read More Hikes and Rambles: The AT to Buzzard Rock (Whitetop, VA)

Hikes and Rambles

Hikes and Rambles: Arizona Garden (Stanford)

This is really pushing “rambles” to the limit, since we walked further from our parking spot then we did inside the garden, but I still think it qualifies. The Arizona Garden is a stunning collection of cacti and succulents with dusty walking trails woven throughout. The garden was planted between 1881-1883 and actually predates Stanford, which first welcomed… Read More Hikes and Rambles: Arizona Garden (Stanford)

Hikes and Rambles

Hikes and Rambles: Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge (Fremont)

Sunday was a rough day and I spent 3 hours on the phone with Verizon, so when I was done we really needed to get out and spend a little time in nature. This park was only a 10 minute drive, so away we went! I continue to be amazed by the incredible parks here… Read More Hikes and Rambles: Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge (Fremont)