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hiking | hiking

page-lambert's picture
Oct.07.2013
Gail Storey promised not to suffer when she agreed to hike the Pacific Crest Trail with her husband.  I’m not talking a half-mile trail here.  I’m talking about a 2,663-mile trail from Mexico (south of the border) to Canada (north of the border).  Amazing!   “I was shocked into...
jeffrey-ricker's picture
Sep.25.2013
It's pretty easy to tell when the latest semester of grad school kicked into gear based on how infrequently I post. I've been writing, and TAing, and working on the literary magazine's contest, which I hope you'll check out. I also took time to write a post about a writing prompt, which I...
dorothy-nixon's picture
Aug.15.2013
 (Mr. Darcy in his favourite place, the kitchen.) Not to sound cruel, but I decided that it was time Mr. Darcy, my lazy overweight yellow lab bloodhound mix got some exercise. So we took him to Rigaud Mountain, where they have some nice hiking trails. It being August, there are no bugs,...
meg-waite-clayton's picture
Jul.15.2013
“The fells are never twice alike.” – Beatrix Potter, from a February 28, 1938 letter to Josephine Banner The English Lake District Fells in Autumn One of the loveliest ways to spend a day – or many days – in the English Lakes is to hike, and the beautiful places to hike are nearly endless. The...
jane-wilson's picture
Apr.05.2013
  I spent two summers in the Appalachian mountains in the late '70's. The first year, I sold passes to the tourists who drove up the Blue Ridge Parkway to the Skyline Drive, where I greeted them from the tiny ranger station at the southern entrance. The second summer, I tooled around on a...
lisa-a-carlson's picture
Feb.06.2013
For over fifteen years I’ve hiked the same trails, encountering many mammals, insects, reptiles and birds. One of my favorite encounters is the roadrunner. Here, in Southern California, the breed is known as the Greater Roadrunner, taxonomically classification: Geococcyx Californianus, meaning "...
suellen-ocean's picture
Jan.30.2013
There are thousands of make-up products one can slap onto their face but it will never take the place of the healthy glow we get from exercise. During the winter it's hard to get outside and "play" and the cold weather can dry and weather your skin but there's no substitute for a blood-pumping walk...
anne-born's picture
Dec.27.2012
Saludos a todos from Spain! I am in Ruitelan, a tiny hamlet just a few kilometers from O´Cebreiro in the westernmost reaches of the Spanish province of Castilla y Leon on the medieval pilgrimage road to Santiago de Compostela.  My two daughters, Lucy and Grace, and I left last Thursday for...
sean-arbabi's picture
Sep.19.2012
A fellow photographer and colleague recently posted this link on his Facebook page and it caught my eye.  A Dad and his daughter were recently rescued in Yosemite when they got trapped in this dangerous valley I once photographed - check out the article to read more: http://www.nps.gov/...
tracy-ewens's picture
Aug.22.2012
Maggie needed three Book Sox (visual aid above). Material book covers in fancy colors, some of them have photo pockets and new this year...scratch and sniff cloth book covers.  Someone like me sees that and thinks, "Won't that get all dirty and nasty if people are always scratching it?"...