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Appalachian Trail 2014

8 October 2014 10:30 am0 comments
Appalachian Trail 2014

Data Recap of Hiking the Entire Appalachian Trail Start Time: 10:50 AM 5 June 2014 End Time: 11:18 AM 22 September 2014 Elapsed Time: 2616.47 Hours (109 Days 28 Minutes / 3 Months 17 Days 28 Minutes) Daily progress shown as percentage of the trail completed to date: Note in [...]

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Hiking the Continental Divide Trail by Jennifer Hanson

16 October 2013 9:33 pm0 comments
Hiking the Continental Divide Trail by Jennifer Hanson

Hiking the Continental Divide Trail: One Woman’s Journey by Jennifer Hanson This adventure book is a narrative from Jennifer Hanson, who set out with her husband to thru-hike the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) in 1997. At the time of their hike, the official route of the CDT was not solidly [...]

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My First Summer In The Sierra

4 October 2013 11:35 am0 comments
My First Summer In The Sierra

What a splendid book by John Muir. In 1868, John Muir arrived in California and got his first glimpse of the Yosemite region with a week long visit. Throughout the coming year, he longed for an extended visit to the surrounding High Sierra. In the spring of 1869, this opportunity [...]

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2013 September Photo Quotes

2 October 2013 10:50 am1 comment
2013 September Photo Quotes

Six Inspiring Quotes: Photo: Allegheny Trail Footbridge over Anthony Creek, WV, USA, September 2013 by Brett Anderson Quote Text: “We see that everything in Nature called destruction must be creation, – a change from beauty to beauty.” – John Muir, My First Summer in the Sierra Quote Source: My First [...]

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One Minute Allegheny Trail Story

30 September 2013 5:37 pm0 comments
One Minute Allegheny Trail Story

12 September 2013 12:21 PM Mongahnela National Forest, WV I stopped on the trail and listened as a military jet roared by overhead. In the past thirteen minutes, I had already heard nine such jets fly over. So looking up, I tried in vain to make out the tenth jet [...]

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Allegheny Trail

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Allegheny Trail

The Allegheny Trail is a 290-mile trail through some gorgeous West Virginia counties. Solitude This trail is unique from othepar long distance trails because it sees only a handful of persons hike the entire trail each year. Therefore the entire trail is inherently low usage, with many sections that are [...]

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Skywalker: Close Encounters on the Appalachian Trail

19 August 2013 9:59 am0 comments
Skywalker: Close Encounters on the Appalachian Trail

“A profound fatigue greater than could be remedied by a mere good night’s sleep was setting in.” – Bill Walker, Skywalker — Close Encounters on the AT Another great adventure book, is the Appalachian Trail memoir of Bill Walker, an exceptional storyteller who thru-hiked the AT in 2005. Skywalker — [...]

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Adventure Fiction

31 July 2013 6:00 pm0 comments
Adventure Fiction

“The universe is made of stories, not of atoms.” – Muriel Rukeyser Welcome to this installment of adventure book recommendations. While all adventure books are a phenomenal way unwind from your busy schedule, there is something special about the way good fiction writing read lets your mind get lost in [...]

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Lightning Story

22 July 2013 9:36 pm0 comments
Lightning Story

“Suddenly the dusk went white with a deafening explosion. Blue-white snakes went withering down the cracks. Lightning struck again. This time his arms and legs shot out from a jolt that struck the ledge. There was the smell of burning rock, brimstone. Hail began to fall. He was clinging to [...]

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Lightning

19 July 2013 2:01 pm0 comments
Lightning

“About noon, as usual, big bossy cumuli began to grow above the forest, and the rainstorm pouring from them is the most imposing I have yet seen. The silvery zigzag lightning lances are longer than usual, and the thunder gloriously impressive, keen, crashing, intensely concentrated, speaking with such tremendous enery [...]

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