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Jan.26.2011
Along the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route of northern Spain
I like to write on a variety of topics, so my inspiration comes from many places, people, and things. My favorite writing retreat, however, is the trail. In recent times, I've spent 2-3 months of each year hiking and backpacking in the U.S., South America, and Europe. It's tough to keep up a...
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May.05.2010
Stream crossing in Oregon on the Pacific Crest Trail
Maybe you have a commonly held fear -- such as of spiders or snakes -- that undoubtedly has been passed down in our genes from ancestors that wanted to survive. Perhaps you are terrified -- as many, if not most people are -- of public speaking. Quite possibly you are anxious or tense about...
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Jun.30.2009
www.examiner.com/hiking-in-san-francisco/susan-alcorn I write articles for examiner.com and they call me San Francisco Hiking Examiner. I write primarily about regional hikes (here in the San Francisco Bay Area), but I plan to branch out to destinations we've enjoyed elsewhere on the west coast and...
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Oct.21.2008
Kilimanjaro Awaits
I received a funny e-mail today -- at least I thought it was funny. At the same time, it would be cool if it were to happen. The outfitter that I went with when Ralph and I climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro last January, Tusker Trails, is extending an invitation to Barack Obama to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro. They...
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Mar.05.2008
Hiking on the GR65 in France
Why," someone asked me, "do you want to walk 500 miles across Spain?” "Why," my mother asks, "do you walk when you can ride?" Why, when easy travel to exotic or distant places is readily available to most of us, would someone choose to spend a major portion of their...
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