Thursday, June 8, 2017 4:30 pm

I’m giving my talk, “Hiking and Hacking: Two Sides of the Same Coin”, at the DC PHP metup next Wednesday at 7 pm at Canvas Co-Work. In it, I discuss the similarities between software development and long-distance hiking.

If you're in the area, I hope to see you there!

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Sunday, June 4, 2017 10:30 pm
Location: BeeTree Preserve (4.5 miles)

Today, I joined MAHG for a short, 4.5 mile hike in the BeeTree Preserve and along the Torrey C. Brown Trail in Parkton, MD.

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Saturday, April 29, 2017 10:30 pm
Location: Patapsco Valley State Park: Pickall, Daniels, and Woodstock areas (11.3 miles)

A warm, spring day made for perfect weather for a return to Patapsco Valley State Park. Today’s hike, following trails that connect the Pickall, Daniels, and Woodstock areas of the park was almost a maze of unnamed (and incompletely mapped) trails, but still made for a fun excursion.

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Saturday, April 22, 2017 10:30 pm
Location: Cross County Trail: Colvin Run Mill to Potomac River (8.4 miles)

Fairfax County’s Cross County Trail is a 40-mile long trail that traverses the county, from the Potomac River in the north, to the Occoquan River in the south. Today’s hike with MAHG followed the northern section the trail, from Colvin Run Mill (just off of VA 7, Leesburg Pike) to the trail’s northern end at the Potomac River. This section of the CCT is concurrent with the Difficult Run Trail.

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Saturday, April 15, 2017 8:40 pm
Location: Sky Meadows State Park: Blue Ridge Backcountry (6.9 miles)

Today’s hike with MAHG took me to Virginia’s Sky Meadows State Park, located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, and allowed me to re-visit the Appalachian Trail, which crosses through the western portion of the park’s Blue Ridge Backcountry section. As it was when I passed through last June, it was a beautiful day for a hike: clear skies, pleasant temperature, and a light breeze on the ridge.

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