Elizabeth Mills Riverfront Park, Lansdowne

1:56P.M. for 27 minutes

Temperature: 79° F

Humidity: 53%

23 September 2017



Last time I came here, I thought it must have been the middle of midge season; swarms of them hovered everywhere. Turns out I was partially right. There are still great clouds of them in the meadow just before the waterfront, but I encountered none on the actual trail.

As always, this is a lovely, secluded dirt trail that runs along the Virginia side of the Potomac. I trudged through the golf course to get there -- and got a nice comment on my walking stick -- then when I hit the waterfront I hiked to the right (east).

I came across absolutely nobody. The trail was still quite usable; not overgrown, though groups of hikers would absolutely still have to walk single file.

A great way to spend a warm September day.