|Occoquan Reservoir - Bull Run Marina to Fountain Head|
It is always a pleasant surprise to hike a new trail, and happen upon the various landscape and landmarks along the way. One of the surprises today was the number of creek and stream crossings I came across. I was expecting more trail along the reservoir, however, the trail cut inland often, cutting through beautiful forest. The trail is very well maintained by the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club.
As I wound through the forest, back along the reservoir, and up and down hills and switchbacks, I was happy to come across Wolf Run, which allowed me a place to walk some flatter land, slow my pace for awhile, and enjoy the area.
|Crossing Wolf Run|
|A bumpy ride - Crossing the Occoquan|
|Fairfax-Buckley Family Cemetery|
|Abandoned house at the end of the Wolf Run Shoals road|
At this point I turned back to complete my hike. A great day, indeed. I just touched on 4 miles out of 20 miles of trails. I'll be back to this area, as there is much more to explore.
|Garter Snake I came across|
Happy hiking, my friends!