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On Location Series #13–Patuxent River Park of P.G. County Maryland

This day, the beginning of March held several factors that were unique for an On Location adventure.  The absent of comfortable warm weather with solid nature trails.  More explanation the trails were a complex lot, solid ground one minute and soggy swamp like texture.
I found myself on several occasions, mostly the trails on the lower portion of the preserve were water log and impassible.  The walkway was blocked by broken tree branches along with numerous medium-size puddles.  I had to turn around a few times and ended up exploring the other trails.  Two that ran counter to a body of water, one that was a walkway unto a lake and the last two that theme, mountain trails due to their elevation.  The wood itself was starting to wake up as green leaves and buds started to showcase themselves.  This, however, was not apparent throughout the park and most of the trees were bare of halfway green.  The weather was not cold, nor was it warm.  My best judgement a lighter side of cool but as I was equipped with a long sleeve shirt, head cover and hiking shoes.  The bugs were there but not as much as they would have been present if this was the middle or end of spring.  Matter of fact, technically we were still in winter.

So please enjoy the pictures and I will revisit this trail in late spring or early summer.  When I do we can do a comparison of the trails, greenery and the complete atmosphere of this park.  The beauty of it is there, it was half awoken and need a few weeks of nature’s alarm clock.

Check out the videos below and thanks again for stopping by:

 

 

 

 

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On Location Series #12–Glendening Nature Preserve

 

 

 

The Glendening Nature Preserve was an exceptional experience.  During my short venture there, the greenery was not fully in bloom as spring was just a few days away.  I could hear the birds though, but that was about it in terms of wildlife.

Well to my ears and eyes, truthfully.
I intend to return here sometime in the late spring or early summer.  That time nature will be awakened in all beauty and selfishly, I can take better pictures.  The hike was pleasant nonetheless.  There were several trails that connected to each other, some near the water (wetlands).  Others with higher elevation (cliffs).  The rest is flat and hilly areas nearing different campsites and snake deep in the brush.  I seriously advised this place for more exploration, one of the true gems in Prince George County Maryland.
Visit this link for more information:

http://www.jugbay.org/

 

Also, take the journey in recorded realtime by following the videos below. Thanks again for visiting and look for more On Locations spots in the near future:

 

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On Location Series #11–Fort Washington Park

This was a delightful day.  My little one and I explore Fort Washington Park which was the namesake of its location in Fort Washington, MD.    Fort Washington, established near the community of Fort Washington, Maryland, was for many decades the only defensive fort protecting Washington D.C. The original fort, overlooking the Potomac River, was built in 1809.  It was originally called  Fort Warburton but was renamed in 1808.  During the War of 1812, the fort was demolished by its own garrison during a British advance.

As of today, this historic fort is maintained by the National Park Service.  It was initially constructed in 1824. It is a stone structure with a reliable cannon directed down the Potomac River. The fort was largely remodeled in the 1840s and 1890s. The Fort was turned over to the U.S. Department of the Interior in 1946 after its last military personnel left.

Now with that bit of history out of the way, here are some videos and pictures of our time in the park.  Our visit took place on November 3, 2018.  I hope you will enjoy this brief On Location Series—

oh again, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!