Category: Hiking Trails

Ireland: Hiking Slieve League

Our last guided tour with Wilderness Ireland was a guided hike up Slieve League. We met our guide, Barry, at the Tí Linn Cafe cafe before heading up to a car park. Slieve League is a series sea cliffs that are over 600 meters (2000 feet) above sea level. There are a couple of main

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Ireland: Glenveagh National Park

Ireland has some beautiful national parks and we got the opportunity to visit one. Glenveagh National Park is in County Donegal in the Republic of Ireland and it is free to visit. However, the park is out of the way a bit, in a wild and beautiful part of the country. Ireland does not have

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Northern Ireland: Giant’s Causeway

Ireland is ridiculously picturesque. There are places on the island where myth meets science and history. The tors on the hike up Slieve Binnian are one such example, stone warriors asleep and waiting to defend the isle. The Hill of Tara is another but the most memorable sight was the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland.

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Northern Ireland: Hiking the Mourne Mountains

Part of the reason that I selected Wilderness Ireland as our travel company was because I could select trips that included guided hikes. Our first hike was in the Mourne Mountains in County Down. The hike tried to kill us, but it was worth it. I jest, we were jet lagged and it was a

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Spring at Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge

Keltin went to watch basketball and Bear and I went hiking at the Fort Worth Nature Center. This was a beautiful early spring day. It started off chilly but warmed up quickly. Bear was happy to get out on the trail but the heat wore him out quickly. He found a shady spot to relax

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Winter Hiking at the LBJ National Grasslands

One of our favorite places to hike is the Caddo LBJ National Grasslands out of Decatur, Texas. We can escape the city for a time and there are miles and miles of trails to explore. In February we hiked about 5.25 miles along the red trail. The is about a 9 mile loop but it

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Hiking Cedar Hill State Park 

In January we visited Cedar Hill Stare Park for a morning of much needed hiking. This is a state park just south of Dallas, Texas on the shore of Joe Pool Lake. For adults the entrance fee is $7 for day use. Children 12 and under are free. The park was not particularly busy the

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Rocky Mountains: Maroon Bells

If you watched my author interview earlier this week with Aspen author, Jill Sheeley, you probably heard us talking about the Maroon Bells. She mentioned that these are probably some of the most visited and photographed mountains in the state of Colorado. The Maroon Bells are 14ers and according to the information from the shores

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North Rim: Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

After getting up early and watching the sunrise on the south rim of the Black Canyon we packed up and headed the two hours to the north rim. This route took us through Montrose before heading north then back east. The last 6 or 7 miles of the road are gravel. There are several overlooks

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Hiking the Alpine Tunnel Trail

From St. Elmo we backtracked a little down the road and took to turn off for the ghost town of Handcock and the Alpine Tunnel Trailhead. This is an out and back trail, it is also part of the CDT and we did briefly speak to a couple of thru-hikers. The road to this trailhead

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