Category Archives: Appalachian Trail

Let It Snow!

We finally got some snow in Virginia! It’s about time. I love snow! We also got some visitors: my friend Sarah and Drew’s friend Joy both came to visit in the same weekend. So what do you do with people … Continue reading

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Upcoming on the Blonde Coyote!

Hey Everybody, I hope you haven’t missed me too much this week. I’ve been fighting off the flu. Ick! It was a good week to be out of commission: I finally got around to sending my beloved camera into Olympus … Continue reading

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Free National Park Day Monday!

Hey everybody! In case you haven’t heard, in celebration of Martin Luther King Day, admission to all National Parks is free on Monday! The waiver also includes National Monuments (like Tent Rocks), National Seashores (Assateague Island), and National Historical Places (like … Continue reading

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Appalachian Trail: the Devil’s Marbleyard to the James River

Last week, after hiking with Drew’s family to the Devil’s Marbleyard, when everybody headed back down the trail to their cars, Dio and I kept going up and over the mountain to meet up with the Appalachian Trail. After an … Continue reading

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Finding D.O.G.

Four years ago today, I took a road trip to Monument Valley, near the Arizona – Utah border, and came home with a puppy. Keeping a skinny, filthy, half-wild mutt I found wandering in the desert could have been a complete … Continue reading

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Devilish Geology at the Devil’s Marbleyard

Geology was my first love. As a young girl, I discovered a treasure trove of seashells on top of a mountain and ever since, I’ve been  in love with the rise and fall of the lay of the land. Now … Continue reading

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The Blonde Coyote Freshly Pressed, Again!

Hey Everybody, Yesterday, the Blonde Coyote was Freshly Pressed for the fifth time! My water conservation post “The Weight of Water” caught somebody’s eye at WordPress and it was featured on the platform’s home page. Writing is meant to be read and … Continue reading

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The Blonde Coyote: 2012, in review

Hey Everybody! I’m winding down 2012 in a rare state of relative repose, spending these last chilly days of the year hanging out with my family. With my parents in Pennsylvania, my sister in Germany, my brother in California and … Continue reading

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Half-Mast Aftermath

When I’m on the road, I often get bad news from half-mast flags. I see a flag half-raised and I call somebody and ask, with trepidation: “What happened?” In the space between the flag and the news – sometimes moments, sometimes … Continue reading

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A Productive Afternoon on the James River Rock

This morning, while searching scientific journals for compelling geology stories for the March issue of EARTH magazine, I stumbled upon a study in PLOS ONE exploring the link between creativity and the outdoors: According to a study by psychologists from … Continue reading

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