Well, many of you, when you get home from school, huddle up in your house with the TV on and an Xbox in front of you. That's probably a normal school night for you. But for a cool weekend, you might want to consider doing something else. Possibly hiking a trail?
If you're thinking that you don't know any trail to hike, let me tell you about the Appalachian Trail.
The Appalachian Trial runs from Georgia to Maine - about 2,170 miles long, including 40 miles in Maryland. I've never hiked the whole AT and probably won't anytime soon. But this weekend, you could hike two or three miles.
You'll need to have a lunch that won't spoil - chips, jerky, bread and some Vienna sausages or another canned meat that could be made into a sandwich. Bring plenty of water.
Start your hike by traveling on U.S. 40 heading toward Frederick, Md. You'll cross Interstate 71, then immediately on your right, you'll see a parking lot. Park there, and look to your right for the beginning of the trail. Follow this access trail to the AT, where you will either cross over Interstate 70 on a bridge (heading south) or turn right and walk north toward Annapolis Rock.