1:56P.M. for 27 minutes
Temperature: 79° F
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.