Category Archives: danger

Whither the Weather

I would argue that to really love the outdoors, nature, life beyond the comfy confines of a house with a thermostat set to something above 60º, a person has got to love weather.  Real weather- not just blue sky, sun’s rays … Continue reading

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Neil Young: MY HERO

Who’s Going To Save the Earth? Who’s Going to stand Up to the Big Machine? Join me in answering with one Voice: ME!

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Night Hike

There’s something uncanny about Labor Day, at least here on the East Coast of North America.  The day before Labor Day you can strip, don your bathing suit, head for a body of water, dive in and swim, re-emerge, remain … Continue reading

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There is a Goddess: Sarah Marquis

I wish this were me,  This could be me.  And this could be you.  But this is Sarah Marquis.  Sarah is Swiss and she has been pursuing adventure for 20 years.  She walked 10,000 miles in three years. Sarah says, … Continue reading

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Scalp tingle anyone?

Living is fun Photographer Robert Bösch and friends

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The King’s Little Pathway: Eee Gad!

While the endless whale spout of water is falling outside, to keep things interesting I thought I’d show you this video of El Camino del Rey, a crazy hiking trail in Spain:

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The Exhilaration Factor

Reason to Hike #1: Exhilaration I’ll come clean, I’m an outlier.  I’m not naturally incline to play it safe, to follow the herd, to blend, or to seek the easy way- the path of least resistance if you will.  I … Continue reading

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