So while in Virginia, I got in a short 2.1 mile hike on the Greensprings Trail in James City County, Virginia near Williamsburg.
|It was crazy hot and humid in Virginia, so I wanted a hike in the shade!|
|So much Colonial History in this area|
|see the deer?|
The next day we were off to the Balloon Festival and I did not get in any hiking on trails.
|This is a "chair balloon" and the owner is a dentist|
|The biplanes were flying all around the balloons It was amazing|
|flying in formation and parachutes|
|Chatting with Rick Conn (AA pilot) while he takes a break from aerobatic rides|
Then on Sunday, we went out to Chippokes Plantation State Park. We were there primarily for kayaking and beach-combing for sharks teeth, but I got in a mile of hiking on the College Run Trail while we put in the kayaks.
|Lots of interesting History at Chippokes Plantation|
|The College Run Trail goes along the James River|
|an easy hike along the College Run Trail|
|Access to the beach|
|Looking for Shark Teeth|
|Lots of cool stuff to find on the beach|
My hike-a-thon total is now 17.9 miles and we have raised $452 dollars! But there have been no new donations this week. And just a reminder to you guys, a donation of 1 dollar or 5 dollars is just as important as a donation of 25 or 50 dollars. It is the accumulation that makes all the difference. If the dollar amount was all it was about, I would just ask one person to donate $500. But that is not the point. The point is for all of us to come together and help a little bit as a group. Thank you to EVERYONE who donates !! Instead of getting that $3 latte today, think about donating $3 to help Washington Trails. We will definitely need it after this wildfire season destroys bridges and other trail structures in the back country.
Visit my fund-raising page and make a donation. And if you have any suggestions on where I should hike this August, please let me know!! Does anyone have a favorite trail near Asheville, NC? Let me know about it, because that is where I will be this coming weekend.
You can also mail a check or money order or even cash ! (make out checks to WTA or Washington Trails Association ) Send to: Amanda Arkebauer PO Box 16131 Seattle, WA 98116