Monday, November 22, 2010

Calendar: Thanksgiving Weekend (Nov. 25-28)

We'll be taking the rest of the week off from the Natural Capital to spend time with family. Have a great holiday!

Vintage Thanksgiving Day Postcard
Thursday marks the beginning of calorie overload season (unless, of course, you want to count back to Halloween). Some of our local hiking organizations have your back.

For those of you who won't be cooking all morning, the Sierra Club and the Appalachian Mountain Club have a joint hike on Thanksgiving morning: 5 miles in Huntley Meadows, promised to be done by noon. Trip leaders may be able to help you find a ride. Free.

After the fact, there are a couple of long hikes scheduled aimed to work off your big meal over the weekend:

On Saturday, the Capital Hiking Club will go 9 miles on the Potomac Heritage Trail and C&O from Key Bridge to Chain Bridge and back. $3.

And on Sunday, the Center Hiking Club will cover 10 miles in the southernmost part of Rock Creek Park, leaving from Rosslyn Metro. $2 for non-members.

For kids: T is for Turkey at Brookside Nature Center Saturday morning. " Learn all about turkeys through a story and hike." Ages 2-6; $3.

As always, there are many more hikes and other activities on our calendar.

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