2014  HIKING, CYCLING,

& RV TRAVEL ADVENTURES

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              SE Winter 2013-2014 Trip, cont.: St. Mary's, GA  (Jan. 1-Feb. 19)  
Introduction to this Website & Summary of Camping at Eagle Hammock RV Park on Kings Bay Submarine Base: Hiking, Cycling, & Other Activities February 18
   
             Virginia (Feb. 19 to June 26)  
From Dream to Reality: An All-Out Effort to Sell Our House in a Market That Still Favors Buyers June 26
   

               Maryland (June 26-July11)                                        

 
Like a Rolling Stone:  Full-Time RVers at Last!  (entry includes tentative summer travel plans and camping at Andrews AFB)  July 10
More Photos from Washington, DC: Scenes from the National Mall (museums, memorials, monuments, Smithsonian Folklife Festival) July 10
A Personal Tour of the U.S. Capitol Building with Our Representative's Staff July 10
Photos From the U.S. Botanic Gardens in Washington, D.C. July 10
Touring Mount Vernon, George Washington's Impressive Riverside Estate + Photos from the Mt. Vernon Multi-Use Path Along the Potomac River July 10
   
                    Pennsylvania (July 11-15)  
Camping and Other Activities at Promised Land State Park in the Scenic Pocono Mountains July 14
   
                    Connecticut & Massachusetts (July 15-21)  
Camping at Prospect Lake RV Park, N. Egremont, MA + a Scenic Day Drive through the Berkshire Mountains July 16
A.T. Redux #1:  Hiking One of My Favorite Sections (Sages Ravine and Bear Mountain) with Jim and Casey July 17
A.T. Redux #2:  Hiking to Mt. Greylock's Summit + Camping at Historic Valley CG in N. Adams, MA July 19
Cycling the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail in the Northern Berkshires July 20
   
                    Vermont (July 21-24)  

It Doesn't Get Much Greener than the Green Mountain State in July: Enjoying Simple Pleasures in Central Vermont (camping at Quechee Gorge, scenes from picturesque Woodstock, covered bridges, Sugarbush Farm, A.T. Redux #3: Clarendon Gorge, etc.)

July 22
A.T. Redux #4:  Hiking a Near-Perfect Section of the Appalachian Trail between Pomfret and Cloudland Roads July 23
   
                     Northern New Hampshire (July 21-Aug. 7)  
Lovin' the Twin Mountain RV Park in the White Mountains of New Hampshire July 24
A.T. Redux #5: Hiking the Southern Presidential Ridge to the Summit of Mt. Washington via the Historic 1819 Crawford Path (the A.T. runs contiguously with it on the ridge) July 25
Fun with Friends in Franconia Notch:  Flume Gorge, The Basin, & the Black Bear Show (etc.) at Clark's Trading Post July 26
Middle Sugarloaf Mtn. Hike: Great Views of the Whites from Only 2,539 Feet July 27
Cycling Zealand Rd. & Hiking to Zealand Falls (A.T. Redux #6) July 29
A.T. Redux #7: Franconia Ridge Loop Hike Via Falling Waters, Greenleaf, & Old Bridle Path Trails July 30
Our Kind of Birthday Celebration: a Quiet Day Hiking & Kayaking in the Eastern Whites w/ Friends (Deer Hills Loop, Rattlesnake Pool, & Basin Pond) August 1
Scenic Day Trip Through the Whites August 4
Hike to Popular Arethusa Falls + Other Scenes in Crawford Notch August 5
   
                    New Brunswick, Canada (August 8-11)  
Our Canadian Maritime Adventure Begins!  Twin Mountain, NH to Moncton, NB:  Includes Routing Notes, Border Crossing, Camper's City RV Resort August 8
Day-Tripping, Part 1:  Hopewell Cape, the Fishing Village of Alma, & Fundy National Park August 9
Day-Tripping, Part 2:  Hopewell Rocks Ocean Tidal Exploration Site: "Flower Pot Rocks" at High & Low Tides in the Amazing Bay of Fundy August 9
More Fun in Moncton:  Cycling Along the Scenic Petitcodiac AKA "Chocolate" River & Hiking in Mapleton Park August 10
   
                    Nova Scotia, Canada  (August 11-27)  
Scenic Drive from Moncton, NB to Baddeck, NS on Cape Breton Island August 11
Baddeck Cabot Trail Campground: A Good Base to Explore Cape Breton Island August 11
Driving the Spectacular Cabot Trail Loop, Including Cape Breton Highlands National Park August 12
Cycling the Celtic Shores Coastal Trail & Driving the Ceilidh (KAY-lee) Trail on the Western Coast of Cape Breton Island August 13
Photos from Baddeck and Its Harbor August 14
The Drive to Halifax, Nova Scotia's Capital City by the Sea,  + Camping at Woodhaven RV Park August 15
Exploring Halifax Harbor:  the Popular Seaport Farmers' Market, Tall Ships, & Other Sights/Sounds Along the Waterfront Boardwalk August 16
Other Halifax Landmarks:  Halifax Public Gardens, Old Burying Ground & Another Historic Cemetery, the Old Town Clock, Pleasant Point Park, Prince of Wales Tower Natl. Historic Site,  & The Dingle (Sir Sandford Fleming Park) August 18
Cycling on the St. Margaret's Bay, Heritage, Salt Marsh, Atlantic View, and Shearwater Rail Trails August 19
Scenic Drives Along the Coast South of Halifax: St. Margaret's Bay, Mahone Bay, Iconic Peggy's Cove, Colorful Lunenburg, and Other Seaside Vistas August 20
A Serendipitous "Goof:" Plenty to Do & See On Digby Neck (includes information about Whale Cove CG) August 22
Exploring Digby, Digby Neck, Long Island, and Brier Island:  Scenic Coves & Harbors, Lighthouses, Balancing Rock, & More August 23
A Whale of a Cruise Around Brier Island in the Bay of Fundy August 24
   
                    Prince Edward Island (PEI), Canada  (August 26-Sept. 2)  
"Islandness:" from Whale Cove, NS to Prince Edward Island August 26
Camping at Pine Hills RV Park Near Charlottetown, PEI August 26
PEI National Park, Part 1:  Cycling on  Gulf Shore Along the Gulf of St. Lawrence/Atlantic Ocean in the Brackley-Dalvay Unit August 27
Scenes from Charlottetown During Founders' Week (tall ships in harbor, historic buildings and homes, city parks, Saturday farmers' market, etc.) August 28
Scenic Day Drives Around North Central PEI (includes Rustico Harbor, French River, Malpeque, and Cavendish) August 29

Cycling on the Confederation Rail Trail along Scenic St. Peters Bay

August 30
PEI National Park, Part 2:  Cycling on the West Gulf Shore Trail in the Cavendish Unit Sept. 1
Home Again:  the Drive from Prince Edward Island to Calais, Maine (includes another border crossing) Sept. 2
   
                    Coastal Maine (Sept. 3 - 10)  
Camping at Hadley's Point CG on Mount Desert Island Near Bar Harbor & Acadia National Park Sept. 3
Scenic Views Around Mount Desert Island, Including Bar Harbor Sept. 4
Driving Tour Scenes from the Roads, Coastlines, & Mountains in Acadia National Park Sept. 5
Cycling Acadia's Extensive Network of Hilly Carriage Roads Sept. 6
Hiking in Acadia NP, Part 1:  Cadillac Mountain's South Ridge Trail Sept. 7
Windjammer Cruise on the Margaret Todd 4-Masted Schooner Sept. 8
Hiking in Acadia NP, Part 2:  Scenic Coastal Trails Sept. 9
   
                 Northern New Hampshire (Sept. 10-Sept. 24)    
More Fun in the White Mountains: Camping at Twin Mtn. RV Park + Scenic Drives and Cycling Routes Sept. 12
Mt. Madison Hike on the Valley Way, Falls Way, & Maple Walk Trails Sept. 13
Scenes from Shorter Hikes in the Whites: Ammonoosuc Lake, Artists' Bluff, Echo Lake, The Basin, Snyder Brook, Ripley Falls, & Prospect Mtn./Weeks State Park Sept. 19
Autumn Hike to Zealand Falls Sept. 20
Photos from a Hidden Gem:  Pondicherry Wildlife Refuge Sept. 21
More Gorgeous Fall Colors: Hiking at Middle Sugarloaf Mountain Sept. 23
   
                    Upstate New York (Sept. 24-Oct. 8)  
Colorful Autumn Drive Through Northern NH, VT, and NY + Camping at the North Pole Resort in Wilmington, NY (eastern side of the Adirondack Mountains) Sept. 25
Hiking to the Summit of Whiteface Mountain, With Views to Lake Placid & Beyond Sept. 26
Jim's Stone Valley 50-Mile Gravel Grinder Bike Race in Poultney, VT Sept. 27
Scenic Photos from Day Drives in the Eastern Adirondacks Sept. 28
Other Hiking & Cycling Adventures in the Adirondacks:  Flume Trails, Owen Pond, Copperas-Winch Ponds Sept. 30
Camping at Fort Drum + Scenic Drive Along the Coast of Lake Ontario & the St. Lawrence River:  Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site, Cape Vincent, Tibbetts Point Lighthouse, Alexandria Bay, Thousand Islands Winery Oct. 7
   
                    Maryland to Georgia (Oct. 8-Nov. 20)  
"Running Away With the Circus" (you'll just have to read it!) Oct. 8
Shifting Perspectives: Some Differences Between Full-time RVing vs. Our Previous Extended RV Trips  Oct. 18
Our Fall-Winter Migration Begins:  Camping at Andrews AFB in Metro Washington, DC Again (includes photos from the Mt. Vernon multi-use trail, Smithsonian Institute museums, & U.S. Capitol Building tour #2) Oct. 25
Our Winter Migration Continues:  Camping at Salem Village, Salem, VA and the Weston Lake Rec Area at Fort Jackson near Columbia, SC Nov. 20
   
                    Georgia Seacoast (Nov. 20 to end of year and beyond)  
Bookends from Eagle Hammock RV Park, Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base, St.  Mary's, GA + a Year-End Review & Stats December 31
   
   

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