Category Archives: Hiking

defacing respect


if my father had ever caught me spray painting a statue, a picnic table, or even a rock, i would have been punished, and humbled…reminding me of how small i was on this grand sphere we call earth. and that … Continue reading

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between a rock and a hard place


how does…a series…well, maybe it was three, no four…times of¬†nightly trips to the cupboard to eat peanut butter….only by the spoonful…effect a wee walk on the wild side? throaty breathing and slight dizziness….have I walked too far for the state … Continue reading

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No turning back


where coal trucks once rumbled, the land resembles more jungle than park…and the trail underfoot dusty- the gravel gone and only stripped, bare earth remaining beneath your feet. but it is not a lone trail…birds hiding in the bush sing … Continue reading

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a walk by the river


out this morning for a walk in the high mountains…with this beside me as I went.¬†

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a hike back into history


if you are like so many people in North America, you are tired of the bitter cold. So- I decided to take you back to a short hike I did one day into the woods near a historic late 1800’s/early … Continue reading

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My peace and The Presence


along my walk today, i stopped to sit awhile and listened to the sounds of creation…a flow of melody by an orchestra of pebbles and stones washed over by an unrelenting stream… …it was music to me, and to the … Continue reading

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A Peaceful Place


After reading a recent post online, I thought of this place…one of the most peaceful places I can remember…well, with the caveat that it was also in bear country, near wild huckleberries, a treat for bears. But I did not … Continue reading

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A Hiking Adventure


I have created a new blog for those of you who would like to follow my hiking adventures…while you watch or read from your device, laptop, or whatever. It is at- ahikingadventure.wordpress.com PS There seems to be some kind of … Continue reading

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the road to the top of nowhere?


i have a headache the size of a mountain this evening…and it does not come from scaling heights to glimpse a fantastic view, like this one above Lost River, deep in Nowhere, West Virginia. No, it is a problematic headache, … Continue reading

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Hillbilly Bart and Someday


Last Saturday I was driving back to town when I encountered a couple of weathered-looking backpackers walking along the two-lane highway. A long-bearded fellow introduced himself as “Hillbilly Bart,” and his athletic sidekick introduced herself as “Someday.” With names like … Continue reading

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