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Walking into the 6th decade

50 years ago today, July 31st 1970, was my first backpacking trip, I was 13.  I was enthralled with the idea of camping and going deeper and farther into the woods than car camping and day hikes allowed.  We had … Continue reading

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My Home Walking Trail

This winter I established a walking trail around the farm for my daily walks because I don’t like walking on the road so much.  I not only walk it for regular exercise but will also carry a pack when getting … Continue reading

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Congaree National Park, SC 12/19

December 4-6, 2019 About 28 miles The time we got lost or as Daniel Boone said “I have never been lost but I was bewildered once for three days” We were planning to go to Virginia but the forecast was … Continue reading

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Wind River Range (Scab Creek Trailhead), WY, 8/19

Middle Fork basin, Bonneville basin, the Great Sheep desert August 22nd-27th, 2019 ~46 miles For my first trip in semi-retirement I decided to go big and bold.  I hadn’t had a real summer backpacking trip in 40 years that wasn’t … Continue reading

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Down the Heart of Death Valley

Hottest (not this time of year), Driest (not this trip), Lowest (check that) Dec. 3rd-9th, 2014 88 miles walked, 79 with pack, 9 without “Death Valley!  Why?” was the standard reply when I told people that was where my next … Continue reading

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