I checked out one of the Nature Backpacks from Fairfax County Public Library – which included a free pass to any Virginia State Park.
The two closest state parks are Sky Meadows and Mason Neck. I checked weather, and Sky Meadows was 5 degrees cooler today. Unfortunately, I failed to realize that at Mason Neck, I probably wouldn’t have hiked up a mountainside in direct sunlight. But anyway, I had a lovely time, got a major workout, did not get heatstroke, and lost a lot of weight in the form of sweat!
But – it was a beautiful time! I hope to return – in Autumn or Spring or maybe even Winter.