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The good, the bad, the ugly

It’s been a roller coaster of a day, so let’s just start with the good, since that part is FITNESS related!

Well finally I didn’t something active. 432 more words


Hospital Rock Trail

No we didn’t need to go the hospital after this trail. Although it is rated pretty tough and Jonathan thought I was crazy to venture up it with the kids, all went well. 247 more words


Okee to Devil's Lake to Baraboo

7/28 – we got an early start this morning, knowing we would have to walk three miles back to the Merrimac Ferry. We don’t usually have much luck getting rides early in the morning when folks are on their way to work. 423 more words


Yosemite Waterfalls

When most people think of Yosemite they either picture snow falling in the winter or waterfalls in the summer heat. Unfortunately, many of the waterfalls were dry this late in the summer season, but luckily we were about to visit two that still had some water running through them. 214 more words


Trail Trees

Along the Old Stone Fort Trail we found a triple threat poplar. I call it the Three Sisters. Joined at the base, the sisters form a magnificent canopy of hardwood shade. 6 more words

The Cottage

North Manitou Island, Michigan

I’ve backpacked this lovely island in northern lower peninsula Michigan 3 years in a row now. Here’s a few shots from last weekend, with Casey Shoaff and Davis Guebert.

Nature Photography

Dundas Valley

A short weekend hike, this time at the Dundas Valley Conservation Area near Hamilton in southwest Ontario, about an hour drive from Toronto. This glacial valley is part of the Niagara Escarpment and contains some 40km of well-kept trails, Carolinian forests, and interesting geological formations dating back to the last ice age. 81 more words