Tag: Leave No Trace

Mount Rainier: Ohanapecosh

After a six mile hike over Rampart Ridge and a picnic I was exhausted but not ready to go back to the cabin. So as Keltin drove from one side of the park to the other I napped in the car. The napped saved me and made sure that I had plenty of energy for

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Hiking Fort Worth Nature Center

We do not get to hike at the Forth Worth Nature Center and Refuge as often as we would like, this beautiful park has a number of hiking trails for all skill levels. I had the opportunity to hike there once in 2019 and then Covid hit and I didn’t get to introduce Keltin to

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Backroads: The Road Home

Any trip teaches the traveler a lot but road trips are their own beast. A mostly unstructured wander through the wild places, adventures on the road less traveled. Proving that the journey is just as important as the destination. Road trips can be as structured or as unstructured as you like. When it comes to

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Backroads: Road Trip Entertainment – Stop No. 7

As exciting as road trips are there are times when things can get dull, when long stretches of empty road make us sleepy. This list should help keep you awake and ready for anything. Podcasts – Binge Mode, Camp Monsters, Spirits, Last Podcast on the Left Music – YouTube Music, Spotify Audio Books – Audible

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Hiking Eisenhower State Park Part II

In February of this year Keltin and I visited Eisenhower State Park for the first time but it was a cold trip and the hiking trails were so muddy that we stopped trudging through the mile after little more than a mile. We decided that this state park needed a chance at redemption. We decided

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Colorado: Box Cañon Falls Park

One of the things suggested by our new bookshop friend in Ouray was to visit Box Cañon Falls. This beautiful canyon is a short drive up the road and the trails are fairly easy. There were a ton of chipmunks on the trail but luckily we did not see any in the parking lot. Keltin

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Colorado: Hiking Zapata Falls

On the way to the Great Sand Dunes National Park you come to a ‘T’ in the road and a sign that points on way towards the sand dunes and the other arrow points towards Zapata Falls. After exploring the national park we decided to visit the falls since we were already in the area.

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Colorado: Treasure Falls

On the way up to Wolf Creek Pass out from Pagosa Springs there are a couple of places to stop. One is a scenic overlook that was closed while we were there. The other stop is Treasure Falls. This is a short trail (.6 mile loop) with a small parking lot that gets busy on

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Hiking Huntsville State Park

The weather has gotten really nice lately and on the way back from Houston recently I decided to stop and visit Huntsville State Park. The cool weather and and the beauty of the trees were calling my name and Bear and I needed a hike. The day we went the park was quite busy –

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