Obamas take a hike in national park
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President Obama and his family took advantage of 88-degree temperatures and sunny skies on Sunday to go for a hike in the Prince William Forest Park in Virginia.


The nature walk comes a few days after the National Park Service celebrated its 100-year anniversary on Thursday.

Obama marked the centennial last week by designating a new national monument in Maine’s north woods, protecting 87,500 acres, including the East Branch of the Penobscot River.

On Sunday, Obama took his family on a jaunt near the Turkey Run Ridge, which is 15,000 acres of protected secondary-growth forest located about an hour’s drive southwest of Washington.

The first family was dropped off at a trailhead around 1:55 p.m. and could be seen hiking “through dense, mature forest cover,” according to the White House pool report.

The family spent close to two hours walking in the woods before returning to the motorcade. They left the park at 3:52 p.m., according to the pool report.