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Yes you can, be happy!

Yes you can, be happy! Each fresh peak ascended teaches something. ~ Sir Martin Convay As I wrote about last week I’ve been struggling a bit lately.  I’m someone, like a lot of you, whose mood sometimes just tanks.  When … Continue reading

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Adventure & Happiness

Adventure & Happiness We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open. ~ Jawaharlal Nehru … Continue reading

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Camino Primitivo – Day 2

Camino Primitivo – Day 2 A little more regular of a hiking day on day 2, up in the dark, got ready and out the door about 8:15. Misty morning, pretty but was burning off and knew it would be … Continue reading

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Camino de Primitivo – Day 1

Camino de Primitivo – Day 1 My first day on the Camino Primitivo. Started with breakfast in Oviedo and headed out about 9:30. A late start for me on a trail but I had a very short walk today, only … Continue reading

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Day 4 Great Glen Way – Invermorsten to Drumnodrochit

Day 4 Great Glen Way – Invermorsten to Drumnodrochit A peaceful and mellow day on the trail. Started with a massive thousand foot climb, one of two for the day. The first one does the altitude in an a little … Continue reading

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Day 3 Great Glen Way – Laggan to Invermorsten

Day 3 Great Glen Way – Laggan to Invermorsten First view of Loch Ness A long day today, 18 5 miles from Laggan to Invermorsten. After a great stay at the Forest Lodge BnB I set out at 8AM and … Continue reading

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Day 2 Great Glen Way – Garlochy to Laggan

Day 2 Great Glen Way – Garlochy to Laggan Short 10 mile day from Garlochy to Laggan. A cloudy and nice day spent along the shores of Loch Lochy. My favorite named loch because in American it would translate to … Continue reading

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Day 7 (final day) West Highland Way – Kinlochleven to Fort Williams

Day 7 (final day) West Highland Way – Kinlochleven to Fort Williams This would be one of those weather days you just can’t bring yourself to trust.  Windy, chilly, some minor rain early that let up. All day it seemed on … Continue reading

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Day 6 West Highland Way – Kingshouse to Kinlochleven

Day 6 West Highland Way – Kingshouse to Kinlochleven A “short” run on this day, only 8.5 miles but of course it involved both the highest climb and point on the trail, the Devil’s staircase. The morning started with a … Continue reading

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Day 5 West Highland Way – Tyndrum to Kingshouse

Day 5 West Highland Way – Tyndrum to Kingshouse This was the day that had been on my mind. A combination of a 20 mile hike 10 of it mostly uphill and a need to make a 5:30 shuttle deadline … Continue reading

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