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Sometimes Getting Lost is Actually A Good Thing

Last week turned out to be a week of perfect hiking conditions.  Every day was sunny, cold but not too cold, and there was just enough time before sunset for me to hike out to a good spot.  790 more words


Three Capes Track

So, I did it. I did it a few months ago, now, actually. I’ve had a few things on since then, OK?

The week before the walk, I was super sick. 2,076 more words


Le Tour de Saxe

A slideshow on a tour of Saxony, eastern Germany, in October.

Terraces to a Hidden Garden

While on vacation in Downeast Maine last month, we brought Alden to our favorite low-key hiking destination: Asticou Terrace Trail.  This trail is in the Northeast Harbor on Mount Desert Island.  503 more words


Northern State Hospital | Outdoor History

Last weekend we had a bit of a different outdoor experience. Rather than a hike with a start and an end where the focus is on nature, we decided to wander the grounds of one of Washington’s many “ghost towns” and check out how nature is reclaiming something man-made instead. 685 more words


Googlemaps Goof-Up

I tend to be really good about bring driving instructions for trail heads.  Because, let’s face it, we’re usually far out of cell range.  We may start out using GoogleMaps, but if something doesn’t make sense I always have a paper map or hiking book with driving instructions with me.  801 more words