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I'm enjoying the pictures, beautiful scenery!

We have snow...and more coming over the week, so I'll be hard pressed to get on the trails, but preparing to "trail" in to work tomorrow (and/or Thursday!). I hope it works out!

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It's a FREE virtual walking site...... Copy and paste this link below to the web.
http://www.walking4fun.com/

Whether you use an app on your smart phone or a pocket pedometer, track your walking throughout your day.

Enter your mileage or steps on the "walking4fun" site each day. For those of you with Fitbit activity trackers, you can do this automatically by linking your Fitbit account with Walking 4 Fun!




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Virtual hike? What??? Appalachian trial, hey that's in my neighborhood. Ha, I would think you would need a GPS in real life cause it ain't that easy following it, just saying. Virtually, you probably don't need it. haha
boy that cake looks good, lots of thoughts about that. Not all positive. haha, I'd have a talk with her and that would be the last cake she made . haha. Don't want to sound like a woman hater. lol I just don't do sweets.

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1/22/17 11:54 A

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I had a couple of days indoors - had a great view out the window though. I still managed to get over 10,000 steps in. Yesterday however my wife and I took a stroll to the Walmart- yes we left the car at home.. she was sore - I was sore, by the time we arrived back home. My steps at days end were .... 17009 steps.
Today is my weigh in I went from 235 lb to 234.5 lb. I thought I should had lost more.. I have gotten all my steps in and have eaten better this week.. maybe it is because I have this nasty cold bug that hit me hard Friday night.. Just maybe I'll drop an extra pound or two when I feel better... I dream ..
So I am VIRTUALLY HIKING THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL -- this is my progress so far

Appalachian Trail
Done: 58.7 mi / 126,438 steps
To-Do: 2,143.3 mi / 4,616,671 steps

Stage 3: Unicoi Gap
Done: 18.2 mi / 39,201 steps
To-Do: 3.0 mi / 6,464 steps







my wife made this .. I was so good... I only had a very very small slice.



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OMG! MAGNOLIA93, you are so brave! What a beautiful countryside!!! I hope you can study that many more times! Thanks for sharing with us.



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1/22/17 6:59 A

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Hello all! Glad to see everyone's been enjoying their recent hikes. I don't get out to hike as often as some of you but it's fun seeing all of your pictures when I'm stuck inside studying =/

I posted some pictures a while ago of a hike I was planning and I finally made it out there today! It turned out to be a really great hikeónot sure about the distance, but we hiked for about 4 hours with quite a bit of climbing up and over boulders and rocks. Super fun!

RUNSWITHDEER requested a selfie of me in the spot in the picture I posted, so here are a few!







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1/21/17 8:25 P

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A little snow sounds nice Kayotic. You can keep the ice. hehe Almost 70 here in Tennessee today. Opted for Virgin Falls near Sparta, Tennesseee. Almost 9 miles hiking today
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Happy trails sparkers!!

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1/19/17 9:13 P

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Well the trails were a bit icy on Tuesday...but I made it in OK, even over the washed out portion of trail, and had to hop the fence they had closed in the park to keep folk off the trail too! (I come from the other direction, where there is no fence). I went home a different way.

Had to drive in today, we had light snow, which would have been OK, but I didn't get up early enough to make it on foot in time for yoga...

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1/19/17 6:28 A

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Hiking in the rain, . . well light rain, sleet, and freezing rain yes, I'm not afraid of it lol, driving 5 1/2 hours one-way isn't that much fun, ELIZABETH_78. You are sooooo right about the altitude isn't that important but its the journey!! As a runner, I enjoyed trail runs but never thought of myself as a hiker, backpacker dude. Ha, that has all changed now that I've tasted the solitude and peace hiking brings. Enjoy your hikes this weekend!!

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1/18/17 7:32 P

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Yep, rain here coming in tonight until Tuesday. Looks like there will be a break on Saturday, I'm hoping to get about 5-6 miles in on the trails. I have a 7.5 mile hike planned next weekend so I need to step up my conditioning over the next week and a half to keep up with my daughter.

runswithdeer - Do you ever hike in the rain? I went out a couple months ago, got to my turn around point and it started coming down good. I tossed on a $1 poncho I keep in my pack and stayed pretty dry. It was really peaceful hiking in the rain.

Hey, it's not about the elevation of the mountain, it's about enjoying the journey, right?
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1/18/17 12:37 P

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Rain here too Marty emoticon
Canceling plans to hike Mount Mitchell, North Carolina this weekend cause of rain! Highest point in the U.S. east of the Mississippi! 6,680 ft. Quit laughing hikers from Colorado and California!



Great news bat hikers, it will still be there when its not raining!! emoticon emoticon

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1/18/17 11:55 A

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So much rain here. I walked mostly in the condo up and down three flights of stairs yesterday. Not happy about that but at least I was moving. Two times I went out with my umbrella to increase my step numbers.
I wonder what will happen the next three days... I'm not going to push to get the steps in, I will be in a kitchen... if you know what I mean. My Fitbit won't have to remind me to move. ( lol ) but will I actually walk 10,000 steps in the kitchen?

Let the rains fall



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Mountains, waterfalls and raging rivers! Great pics everyone!

My "hike" won't be quite so scenic, I'll be running in to work on the trails tomorrow, hope it's not too muddy! (or icy!)

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Got out for a short unexpected hike on Saturday. Went to breakfast in the mountains with my husband and son. After we went in search of some snow that wasn't covered in people. Ended up driving away from the snow but had this gorgeous area almost all to ourselves. During the warmer months lots of people crowd this area, Saturday we only saw 2 people. Had to hike down to the water, my son wanted to find a way to cross so he could climb the boulders on the other side. Because of the recent rains the river was flowing pretty fast and deep. Hope I can get out next weekend for a longer exploration. A couple more storms are coming in Southern Calif from Thursday - the beginning of the next week so we will see!




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The mountain in the back is callled The Chief.
I have hiked to peak one - two times . There are three peaks to conquer



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1/16/17 8:06 A

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Awesome pictures Marty! That mountain in the background looks inviting. Ever hike that one?
Yesterday, went to Burgess Falls state park. Lots and lots of falls!

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Today I was very motivated. 15,283 steps (7.1 miles)

Now I'll share some pictures of what I seen today while I was out hiking near my home.




That was one very steep hill...



















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Pictures are awesome, I believe the temperature is going to be so much better to hike in Tiawan then what I have in BC Canada right now

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Nice to see more hikers on this thread, and more pictures!

Not sure if I'll get out on the trails today, but I do have to keep my fitbit happy too, so 10,000 steps here I come! Hope some of them are outside!

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Hey Magnolia, I too just joined this group. Actually never knew there was a hiking soul inside me. Next time you post, I want to see a selfie of you at that very spot!

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Hello everyone! I joined this group about a month ago but I don't think I ever posted to introduce myself. I'll go write a post in the introduction board after this one!

I've enjoyed seeing everyones pictures on this thread, so I wanted to share two hikes I have coming up myself. I'm studying abroad in Taiwan right now, and there are so many beautiful places to hike here.

Here are the two I'll hopefully checking out in the next few weeks, weather permitting!

http://www.goteamjosh.com/blog/huangdidi
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http://www.goteamjosh.com/blog/wuliaojia
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1/14/17 1:51 P

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Heading out to Burgess Falls trail in Sparta, TN tomorrow to make the most out of the break in weather. Happy trails sparkers!

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I'm bad.. most of my day is on the couch watching the TV and iPad.... I'm hooked on Instagram
hopefully this will change and I'll get outside getting my 10,000 steps in especially with this Fitbit keeping me honest

I do walk the Dalhousie everyday day and so I always carry a EDC kit that contains
a pocket knife, lip chap, notebook, pencil, pen, sharpie, tissue, lighter, flashlight, Advil, magnifying glass, a chewie bar, and some water purification tablets





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Love mountain views...

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Walking for fun ...

Appalachian trail. (Virtual)
I started walking today 8.3 km
( 5.1 miles)
These are my real sights as I walked around my home....














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Drove in to yoga on my day off, only to find it was cancelled! emoticon Guess I should have checked the website first...maybe that would have helped? I guess it was cancelled because of the weather, I ended up doing my own yoga in the room by myself, since I was already there.

Probably won't get on the trails today, it seems like a good day to stay in!

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This dog greeted me as I stepped out of the car to take a picture-- lucky for me he turned out to be friendl.



















We for a drive to camp this morning



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It's great to have the motivation of a partner to hike with!

I slogged my way to work yesterday, the trails were better than expected for the most part, but I did have to work out a way to one of the little bridges that the trail had been washed away from at the park. I took an alternate route back on the road!

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Lots of rainy days here in Southern California recently. Caught a break in the storm on Saturday and got out for a 4.25 mile hike in the local hills. Working on some indoors Jessica Smith videos in between to help build muscle. My niece is on weight watchers and looking to be more active. We are going to start walking and hiking on the weekends. Hopefully with the motivation of a partner I can get back out regularly.

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I thought I saw a bald eagle flying over the house the other day....I didn't get to see him for too long, so can't be sure!

We're supposed to get lots of rain over the next few days...and flooding! Not looking forward to that! Right now it looks like a lull in the storm.

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It's another snow day and I said let's get off the couch and go outside























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We got a bit of snow here, so lots of slipping and sliding! Made it to work through the snow, it was slow going, but I had my yaktrax, boy do those work!

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Well the Dalhouise is at home all tucked in - warm and cozy.... I feel so bad leaving him there but he can not go with me on all my excursions. I did take him out first for a slip and slide around the block though.

Poor guy has been limping badly all week and just now beginning to walk normal again..



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a smattering of snow yesterday, rain today, will keep me inside for the most part!

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snow shoes going on

















It was a good outing



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We are pretty excited ... a lot of work to do between now and then

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You'll have to keep us posted on Machu Picchu sounds like a great trip!

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Big hike for 2017 is Machu Picchu in July ... Have gone Rim to Rim (in a day) in the Grand Canyon 12 times



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Cold and windy here yesterday too, Marty! And we got a dusting of snow last night. I made it around the neighborhood a few times to get my steps in, did not get to the trails!

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The first of January 2017 and I had spent most of the day on the couch.. I couldn't let the New Year start off with being a couch potato all day...
















Did I mention that it was cold and windy - very windy. It was 0c (32f) without the windchill factored in..



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Happy New Year, everybody.
Here's to many wonderful hikes in 2017.
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When everything feels like an uphill struggle, just think of the view from the top.



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Hope you all survived the holidays in style!

We got in a ski the day after Christmas on the way back from my family visit, and another one today, got to get out while the weather is nice! It's supposed to be stormy the rest of the weekend...so I don't think there will be much outdoor adventure for me soon.

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I'm new to this area and in the process of finding and checking out new local hiking trails. Happy trails everyone.

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I am so busy this week, but will hopefully be back on the trails after New Year's.

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Merry Christmas everyone.

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What time is dinner Marty? I'll be right over! emoticon

Not sure there is hiking in my future, we have rain now, and possibly snow tomorrow? We're headed down the hill for Christmas on Sunday, and hope to sneak in a ski on that trip!

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Merry Christmas
Two days before Christmas I lite the BBQ and enjoy a fantastic lunch












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More rain here yesterday...I'll be driving in to yoga class. I'm off tomorrow through Tuesday! emoticon and hope to get a ski day in there somewhere!

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I wanted to go much further but because of Dalhouise I kept it a short easy walk. I plan on going out again leaving the old fellow at home
. A Dalhouise



American Dipper


I think some drop part of their meal


Common Merganser

What a view !











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Today the temperature is +2C and sunny. Well not so sunny by the time we hit the trail. It was quite misty ... even romantic in a way
2 hours of fun..























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Nice snowshoe weather up north!

We got a lot of rain, and it wiped out the skiing for this weekend....our area is closed, but say they are supposed to get snow this coming week (the forecast is promising for snow up there starting Tuesday-Friday) so maybe next weekend we'll be back on the tracks!

I'm going to see how it is out on my local trails today, probably very muddy!

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I took the snowshoes off the shelf and dressed very warm and up the mountain Noni and I went









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Gorgeous pictures Marty!

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Beautiful mountain scenery, Marty, thanks for sharing!

I had a nice hike home from work on Thursday....it has snowed Weds night, so the run in was through the dusting of snow, but it had melted by afternoon, and for some reason, did not muddy the trails!

It's raining now...pretty good downpour, so not sure if I'll get out today.

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Well the Dalhouise is so sure about this











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Looks like you found Christmas, Marty! emoticon

I'm hoping to be able to run in to work tomorrow....it's supposed to be cold, and possibly raining/snowing....I'll have to bundle up! emoticon

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Hiking among the crowds



















this is where we went
For the most important reason of the season


Christ the Lord is born
. Joy to the world - peace to all and hope for all man kind
Merry Christmas



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Looks cold up there Marty, also, Dalhousie found a new friend in the water?

We got skiing yesterday,almost 7 miles, it was a beautiful day, sun shining, snow was in great shape and well groomed for our trek!

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I had to turn around before I reached my destination as I don't have chains for my snow tires. Nevertheless we parked the car did a steady uphill hike to enjoy a walk In a wet snowing afternoon.



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It was a very wet Dalhouise walk yesterday

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Yep, winter is coming...we're going to XC ski again tomorrow, should be the day for it!

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Yesterday on the spur of the moment Noni and I and the Dalhouise went eagle watching and then for a day drive north...
























Then I came home and cooked supper








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Hoping to do Mt. Greylock soon. I need to try out my winter hiking gear!

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Nice eagle pics!

We have a little snow on the ground...made my walk around the block this morning a little tricky, trying to not slip on the ice!

I did get out on the trails yesterday for a little 3 miler before the clouds came in. emoticon

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Lunch








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got in a run to work, and hike back tonight...and even saw a little pink in the sky near sunset!

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Went out for a drive and found a place to do a little walkabout. We must come back here for a picnic -- it's beautiful



















Driving home it was nice to see





Those pictures might be good, but I'm really really BAD
. I we were hungry and had a craving...
Dalhouise enjoyed it too.. -- actually we received a free bag of popcorn chicken - Dalhouise loved those




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Eye surgery postponed until this Friday..
So I went for a walk this morning just before a light sprinkle of rain fell.























Well I am a happy person and I think the Dalhouise is happy too



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Provided it's not too wet out, I'm going to #OptOutside on Black Friday and head out to the Berkshires!

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I saw rain in the forecast for this weekend, so it looks like a good time to prep for Thanksgiving! emoticon bring on the squash!

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No pond walk today, probably not tomorrow either as I need laser eye surgery in Vancouver.
It is very dark and gloomy with a slight sprinkle of rain here in Squamish today. It's a couch day.



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Our path was a little muddy but enjoyable



















Friends









now he is all pooped out ( more ways than one) and sleeping soundly on his pillow




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Hit the trails to work today...they are in good shape, and may not be for long if the promised rain comes!

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Took advantage of last free day for the national parks. Went to walnut canyon and sunset crater. Short but strenuous hikes.

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We had to stop because oh knee pain

Then there was yesterday




Supper
fried Tofu with chicken stuffing

lunch

during my morning Dalhouise walk








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Got out on Thomas Creek trail today, nice 5ish mile hike, and the creek had a pretty good flow! Also lots of folk (and their dogs) out enjoying a beautiful day.

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Dalhouise has a new rain coat















A quick review of my rainy wet Dalhouise walk this morning



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Got my bike ride in on Wednesday...despite being really tired from not being able to get to sleep Tuesday night...I had a migraine and just could not stop my mind from buzzing. Not fun!

But it was a nice ride on a new trail just west of Carson City, connecting 2 roads. I think it will be pretty when the flowers are blooming late spring, so hopefully we will go back! And really nice views from the trail.

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Today was a short walk to Murrin Provincial Park... then I cooked supper





steak

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We'll be mountain biking on Wednesday if all goes according to plan, a new trail for me!

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Hiked along the PCT Saturday enjoying our local mountains. I'll be out in the desert the next few weekends so I wanted some different scenery than where i'll be. Trying to plan for a couple hikes while we are out off-roading. Here's a couple pictures from this past weekend.

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Took a 7 mile hike on cockscomb trail yesterday. Starting to put more weight in the pack.

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It's good to take it slow sometimes, you certainly see more along the way!

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snow on the mountains


It's not raining and I have no appointments to think about so I take the Dalhouise on a little walk around our neighbourhood pond.

What did I see? You ask!
Let me show you ...

















I can not walk fast because of my knee pain and Dalhouise age. So I get to slow down and just enjoy my moments and smell the forest or a flower or two







Dalhouise was being watched



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We've had similarly wet weather lately....as long as it means snow in the mountains, I'm cool with it! emoticon emoticon

I ran in on Tuesday before my yoga class, but I will probably drive in tomorrow...back is feeling a bit dicey again today. The trails were surprisingly nice even after the rain!

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Darkeyed Junco



I think a House Sparrow

Mallard Ducks

Salmon

Northern Flicker

These are some of my observations from today's walk with the Dalhouise




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The tunnels are awesome - I want to go back



First Monday off - time to walk around the pond before we go for a noontime swim then a doctor appointment. ( my blood pressure is perfect says the doctor... but what's with my heart?)
Well in the next coup,e of days I'll go to the hospital to get blood work and a chest X-ray - in the mean time he wants me to take baby aspirin once a day..
I went to the doctor for my two year annual check up and to have him refer me to a specialist about the pain in my left knee -- from car accident.

Well back to my morning rain walk with the Dalhouise..









American Dipper





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Marty, what beautiful pictures!

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Othello tunnels, sounds fun!

Nice pics Marty, especially the snow covered mountain!

I'm hoping I can ride my bike to work tomorrow...we've had a lot of rain, so the trails may be muddy! emoticon

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Walked/hiked 7.1 miles at the Othello Tunnels today with my hubby !

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This morning before church I took the Dalhouise out around the block for a quick walk with camera hanging from my neck -- of course...





























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Nice pics, looks like a successful bird walk!

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Northern Shrike - it's a lifer for me...


Common Merganser


. Double crest Cormorant

. A Dalhousie

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