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So, camping.  Our last camping trip was over two years ago.  It involved a nine-week-old baby, unforecasted rain and chilly temperatures, a leaky tent, very little hiking, and an early return. Gabriel’s look says it all.  (I can’t believe he … Continue reading

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We sold a bike! And took a hike!

Such a great weekend, what’s not to like? I obviously missed my calling as an author of inanely rhyming children’s books, no? After receiving just a few nibbles on the “for sale” post on CL (only one of which was … Continue reading

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Looking back at Cinque Terre

Despite lots of great potential content, I didn’t write much about our fabulous trip to Europe last spring.*  Over the next couple of weeks, I  will rectify that by sharing snippets from my travel journal in the “Looking back at  … Continue reading

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Laurel Springs and Ramsey Cascades

The water at Laurel Springs flowed quite enthusiastically after the previous night’s rain.  We crossed safely, but it seemed a little iffy.  It provided good crowd control, as we had the trail to ourselves from that point on for most … Continue reading

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Tree hugger!

Why yes, I did mean that literally.  And yes, I am wearing socks with my sandals.  It’s what all the cool kids do, trust me. I hugged this tree on the Ramsey Cascades trail.  Logging companies stripped most of the … Continue reading

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While hiking in the Smoky Mountains: Matthew: I’m glad the birds are still calling. Me (puzzled): You’re glad your turds are still falling?

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Glacier – Part 7 (aka The Final Installment)

Day 11 “The next time you attempt to kill me, please choose something faster and less painful than a four-and-a-half hour hike through the desert at the sunniest and hottest times of the day.” We headed to Arches National Park … Continue reading

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