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Hiking on Two Feet

About forty miles from the Maryland state border in Pine Grove Furnace, PA sits a stone building built more than two hundred years ago as a grist mill that now houses the Appalachian Trail Museum. The museum is near the … Continue reading

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Sidling Home

               Bella 2005-2017         Sidling Home The recurring memory goes like this: It’s late afternoon atop the ridge on a blazed trail, lone raptor one hundred feet above, water hushed by … Continue reading

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Imagine…

waking in the middle of the night in an primitive wooden box perched at 10,188′ between the Muir Snowfield and Cowitz Glacier to a symphony of disparate breathing and random snoring; uprooting yourself from eighteen bodies stuffed in sleeping bags, stepping over the unconscious … Continue reading

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Altitude

It’s not the altitude, but the attitude. Aim for higher elevation.

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15 Years After

Choice of the Falling Man, a post I wrote to honor those who chose to step off the upper floors of the World Trade Center on 9-11, was the most widely read post on the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks. To millennials, … Continue reading

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Beyond 12,000 Feet

After soft descent to one mile high past the mountain waterfall at Idaho Springs beyond the brewery in Frisco (after a quick nip) a trailhead where Aspen thin above the timberline a waterfall thunders  ice and snow split the rock face below the midday moon … Continue reading

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Upside Down Trek

“After all, I don’t see why I am always asking for private, individual, selfish miracles when every year there are miracles like white dogwood.” – Anne Morrow Lindbergh Nature inspires art. Writers and poets have written about the wonders of creation for … Continue reading

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