## ODonnellWeb – Tag Virginia

Richmond Liberty Trail

Posted on 12/29/2018 in misc • Tagged with Richmond, Virginia, Hikes, History

The Richmond Liberty Trail is Richmond's attempt to be like Boston with its Freedom Trail. I don't think Richmond is putting as much effort into their trail as Boston, and it shows.

The history along the six mile walk is certainly compelling, but we are locals and were hiking with …

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Petersburg VA Battlefield

Posted on 09/01/2018 in misc • Tagged with Travel, History, Richmond, Virginia

Photo of Petersburg Battlefield

My son and I visited Petersburg National Battlefield yesterday. Visiting a civil war battlefield with a civil war expert makes the experience much better. I highly recommend it. Petersburg was basically Lee's last stand that turned into a 9 month siege in which Grant bet (correctly) that he could outlast …

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Turk Mountain Hike

Posted on 08/12/2018 in misc • Tagged with Hikes, Virginia

Turk Mountain Hike

My wife is not (or has not been) a hiker. However, a couple of weeks ago she expressed interest in going on a hike. So I consulted Duck Duck Go looking for a suitable beginner hike with a decent payoff at the end.

I'd say that view is a decent …

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Stratford Hall and George Washington's Birthplace

Posted on 11/21/2016 in misc • Tagged with History, Virginia, Travel


Our original plan for Saturday was to drive up to Gettysburg and do a 9 mile battlefield hike. Then my son remembered that 11/19 was Remembrance Day (anniversary of the Gettysburg Address), and neither one of us was looking to deal with a crowd. So we stayed close to …

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3 Waterfalls

Posted on 04/11/2015 in misc • Tagged with Hikes, Travel, Virginia

60 and sunny in Shenandoah National Park? I'm there. Given all the recent rain I figured today would be a good day to visit waterfalls. I was correct. This was the trail I did.

I was on the trail by 9 AM. It was a little chilly at first, but …

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Hoover Camp hike in Shenandoah National Park

Posted on 09/28/2014 in misc • Tagged with Hikes, SNP, Fredericksburg, Virginia

Hike report on the Hoover Camp trail

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