We originally planned on venturing out to Thompson Wildlife Management Area in Linden, VA, to see the magnificent display of millions of trillium. But with our unusually warm spring, the trillium bloomed earlier than usual this year, so we decided to opt for something closer instead.
Gambrill State Park in Frederick, MD, fit the bill. The Black Locust Trail treated us to jacks in the pulpit, a few columbine and budding mountain laurel. This trail comes with some lovely overlooks at the perfect time for lunch and the end of the hike.
We're going to see the trillium yet. It's already on the calendar for the first weekend of May 2011. See you there.