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When I stand on the peak of a mountaintop I look out over the land. Clouds suspended high above me and the green hills rolling below. 48 more words


Hiking Mt. Massive

This weekend I tackled Colorado’s second tallest peak, Mt. Massive at 14,421 ft, in the Sawatch Range. Our hiking crew spent the night camping near Dillon, Colorado to reduce¬†the morning drive time to the trailhead near Leadville. 697 more words

The Writer

Sugarloaf-Keyser Run Fire Road - Hogback Mountain Lariat

Our final hike of the week was farther up on Skyland Drive, just off of mile 21. This hike starts on the Sugarloaf trail. The forest is newer here, with fewer trees and more bushes, such as rhodendeandrum. 221 more words

Wannahike's Jots On Jaunts

President Hoover's Rapidan Camp

On Thursday, August 7, Karen and I took on the 7.4 mile trek identified in Hiking Shenandoah National Park as “Rapidan Camp–Laurel Prong–Hazeltop Loop.” The 2.1 jaunt down the gentle descent of the Mill Prong Trail to Rapidan Camp, Herbert Hoover’s old retreat, was really quite easy. 190 more words

Oldwalkingstick's Jots On Jaunts

A "Beary" Good Hike: Rose River Loop and Dark Hallow Falls

The Rose River Loop is a wonder to hike, with all the beauty of the Cedar Run hike, but with less of the physical exertion. Tod and I started  from, mile 49.4 on Skyline Drive and took the trail down, about one mile before seeing the stream. 341 more words

Wannahike's Jots On Jaunts

Hawksbill Summit and Bearfence Mountain

This past Tuesday, August 5, Karen and I hiked two paths, one in the morning and the other in the afternoon. Our first was a jaunt up to Hawksbill Summit, part of a loop comprised of the Salamander Trail and doubling-back upon the Appalachian Trail. 423 more words

Oldwalkingstick's Jots On Jaunts

A climb on Beacon Rock

We have made this hike several times. It’s a quick fun hike with a beautiful scenic view of the Columbia River. We made this hike when my son was little, and literally carried him up to the top. 128 more words