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"The Art and Sole of Barefoot Hiking" by John M. Harder: a thoughtful introduction to this most pleasant activity

During a recent bout of barefoot research, I came across John M. Harder’s beautiful introduction to “The Art and Sole of Barefoot Hiking.” ¬†I remember reading it with delight several years ago; it moved me again upon re-reading, for which reason I offer… 79 more words

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(Barefoot) Return to Anza Borrego Desert State Park

The past five years of our annual late winter visit to Anza Borrego Desert State Park, I have been able (blessed! ecstatic!) to spend the weekend camping without shoes. 722 more words

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Gnarl Ridge

Dear Yawn-ee,

Today, I had a most miraculous adventure.

After sleeping later than I intended, I filled the bladder of the camelback you gave me. It was nearly noon when Cedarbird, Biebs, and I made it to Mt. 866 more words


Wandering and wildflowers: February blossoms in Orange County's wildlands

It’s wildflower time in Orange County’s wild foothills! Today I went for a wander in Limestone Canyon, doing my duty as an Irvine Ranch Conservancy volunteer on an “open access day” — those few times a year these ecologically sensitive trails are opened to the public. 129 more words

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Barefoot Winter Wandering: Near and Really Near

If it’s January, it must be 70+ degrees (F). Time to enjoy the sun-warmed clay trails in my local Orange County wild lands:

Howdy, hikers! 616 more words

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Rain! Puddles! Mud! Barefoot!

Lots of sitting at work this week . . . so even though it had been raining off and on the last two days, I knew I needed to force myself to get out and move this afternoon, mud or no mud. 213 more words

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Barefoot Backpacking at Havasu Canyon

The big week has come and gone . . . and my fabulous five days of experiencing Havasu Canyon have now morphed into memories (and words, and photos). 1,145 more words

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