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Yes you can, be happy!

Yes you can, be happy! Originally published 12/2018 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 … Continue reading

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My Best Hiking Posts

My Best Hiking Posts So tonight a selection of my best hiking posts just in time for what would normally be my annual Thanksgiving morning hike.  This year, based in Oaxaca, Mexico Thanksgiving will be quite different, it’s not a … Continue reading

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On Burning Man & The Appalachian Trail

On Burning Man & The Appalachian Trail   If you are unwilling to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary ~ Jim Rohn       First a little background, I am currently off the trail … Continue reading

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Remembering the Appalachian Trail

Remembering the Appalachian Trail If you face the rest of your life with the spirit you show on the trail, it will have no choice but to yield the same kind of memories and dreams. ― Adrienne Hall, A Journey … Continue reading

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Three Questions and some thoughts from Anza-Borrego State Park

Three Questions and some thoughts from Anza-Borrego State Park What is the purpose of the giant sequoia tree? The purpose of the giant sequoia tree is to provide shade for the tiny titmouse. ~ Edward Abbey As many of you … Continue reading

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We still need adventures

We still need adventures Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, … Continue reading

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Why I love walking

Why I love walking In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks. ~ John Muir Why I love walking While on the treadmill at the gym earlier today I was trying  to think about what I … Continue reading

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Appalachian Trail Happiness: Acceptance is the Way

Appalachian Trail Happiness: Acceptance is the Way My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations ~ Michael J Fox Tonight an excerpt from my  book, Appalachian Trail Happiness. When you set out … Continue reading

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Appalachian Trail (AT) Happiness: Looking Like a Greenhorn

Appalachian Trail (AT) Happiness: Looking Like a Greenhorn There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not … Continue reading

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Appalachian Trail Happiness: My Best & Reader’s Favorite Posts

Appalachian Trail Happiness: My Best & Reader’s Favorite Posts First you examine the environment, then you examine your gear, finally you examine yourself ~ Colin Fletcher Today, a collection of some of my favorite and reader’s favorite posts about the … Continue reading

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