Tag: Leave No Trace

Book Review: Wild

Title: Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest TrailAuthor: Cheryl StrayedPublication Date: 2012Publishing House: Knopf I’m a day hiker, I like to get off the tail at the end of the day and sleep in a real bed, most of the time at least. There is something magical about sleeping under the stars. That

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Ireland: A Pick-Me-Up on the Trail

The trail along the Cliffs of Moher was windy and wet and we were a bit chilly. However, this enterprising person had converted a two-horse trailed into a tiny coffee shop. It was wonderful. We had water with us but a cup of hot coco and a cup of tea with a bit of milk

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Ireland: Cliffs of Moher

We couldn’t drive from Galway to Cork without stopping at some of the most famous sea cliffs in Ireland: Cliffs of Moher. These scenic sea cliffs are over 700 feet above sea level and are located in County Clare. As with other popular sites, such as the Giant’s Causeway, I highly suggest pre-purchasing tickets to

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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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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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Rocky Mountains: Independence Pass

We waved good-bye to Aspen and headed back southeast towards Salida. To get there we had to head over Independence Pass. The pass is as 12,095 feet in altitude. Independence pass has a safety rule of no vehicles over 35 feet in length. After having driven this pass, I understand. There are places where 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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