Tag: Hiking

Caddo Lake State Park

It’s time to go camping! This was a hot summer but we did go camp during it…once. Caddo Lake is the only natural lake in the state of Texas. Yes, all the other lakes are man made reservoirs and many are damed rivers that then flooded the surrounding area. Caddo is part of the Big

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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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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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Nebraska National Forest

As mentioned in my Thedford post, the Nebraska National Forest is just a short drive out of town. The forest is located between Halsey and Thedford. I took the trail from Scott Lookout Tower. This is a fire lookout tower, visitors cannot go into the lookout room at the top but you can climb up

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2021 In Review

2021, the world’s second year living with Covid-19. There is a lot going on on this rock, spinning through space, and a lot of it is frightening but we can’t forget to live and to experience the world around us. I have done my best to expand my travels and to explore the different topics

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Gear Review for Her

Here are some products that I purchased over the last couple of years for use on our various trips, hikes, and sometimes day-to-day use. These are all things that I have used on the on the trail multiple times. What I have listed here are things that I bought new. However, I also do check

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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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