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5/26/16 10:01 P

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Yes, love the pics, Marty!

I've seen the goslings that live in my park 3 times now, so cute! They do spice up my trail commute to and from work!

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5/24/16 6:09 A

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great pictures

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Celebrating Victory Day






















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5/23/16 9:43 A

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We had 4 turkey vultures sitting on our back fence yesterday...quite a sight! And I enjoyed a nice hike in the coolish air, but the sun was out, and the wind was calm, so it turned out nicely.

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5/22/16 12:07 P

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It's been very windy (and a little on the cooler side) the past few days, but this morning it's calm, and sunny! Hope to hit the trails today!

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I'm off three days - three days ... Yes YES
So far I am up early - laundry started - coffee made - cooked eggs for Noni and me. I wrote two postcards and I'm going to place my food order in for Tuesday delivery.. ( ok that is work - but once I do it I don't have to think about it again - do I ?)

Then the decisions of what to do on this long weekend -- hoping to go on a bike ride in Vancouver area some where..
- not too warm or sunny where I am right now...



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Nice pic Elizabeth, glad the bees weren't too aggressive!

Nice bike ride, Marty!

I had my trail commute today, pretty routine, I did take the long way home through the arboretum.


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Sunday was my turn to work - Noni was off... I was to have the whole day off on Saturday but I couldn't leave Noni all alone so I worked in the morning to help her out then I went to the Vancouver area... Sunday after lunch was finished I was off, so Noni and I went to Stanley Park to ride together.. Surprisingly what one can do with your free time if you actually get moving...



















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Looks like a nice ride MKMMARTY!

I ended up having to take my puppy to the Vet Saturday morning because he hasn't been feeling well... Turns out he has a throat infection so he's been coughing / hacking quite a bit. Poor baby! But now he has some medicine and is on the mend. After I got back I didn't want to drive somewhere to go hiking so I went on a nice walk, watched some hang gliders, found a stream and came a little too close to some honey bee boxes in the hills. The bees didn't like how close I got and encouraged me to leave! I didn't want to get stung so I quickly walked the other way. Lol!

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5/16/16 9:25 A

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Nice views!

I started out a bit chilly on yesterday's hike through the park, but the sun did make an appearance too, it was a nice hike!

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5/15/16 12:04 A

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I have been out riding whenever I can get away from the kitchen












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Great backpack plans with your daughter, Tai!

Nice hike to the waterfall, Elizabeth!

JLC, I had some mud the other day on my trail, but it's fairly dry now.

I ran in to work today....took the longer way back through the arboretum since it was so nice out.

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5/10/16 8:43 P

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looks like it was fun & nice pics

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Today, I hiked a 3.5 mile trail at my local park. No hills, but it was super muddy in places and at one point I was walking through a ginormous puddle that never seemed to end. But I was able to try out my hiking shoes in a good amount of water and I am really impressed how well they worked. What was nice was it was a trail I used to horseback ride on when I was a kid that I haven't been to in years, so it brought back a lot of great memories. My next hike is Wednesday, and I'm thinking it's going to be a short hilly hike to get in the hills. That's one bad thing - there are barely any hills around me.

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Sounds like fun, Taijiman! I've recently started backpacking with my son. It's awesome to get away from it all with the kids and spend some quality time together!

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Watched the weather forecast for Saturday, showed rain possible around 11-12... My son didn't want to wake up so we got a late start and had a drive ahead of us. Made it to the falls and back with only a few sprinkles. Looks like the rain didn't hit our side of the mountain. Felt GREAT to get out. I was worried a little about the elevation and incline but I wasn't too slow although my son says otherwise! He gets sidetracked easy and bored hiking when he has to wait for slow mom. I don't take him all the time but knew he'd like this one. Enjoy the pictures!



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26 y/o daughter AKA as wilderness danger ranger girl is getting married in September. She wants to take a backpacking trip with Daddy. I think we will go to GW national Forest. My favorite short route is Big Schloss on the VA/WV line.

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Hope you're able to get to the waterfall!

I saw a bunch of goslings on my run in to work this morning, so cute!

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hopefully you can get out, have fun

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5/4/16 7:37 P

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Solo hiking is fun. It gives you time to think or just clear your mind and take in all the surroundings. I've been slacking getting out and hiking the past few months. I know I'm not as strong as I was this time last year and it's hard to accept. I need to get out more for my health and my own sanity. One of the highways here that closes in the winter just reopened Friday. I had planned to go out last Sunday in search of a waterfall along that section... I woke up not feeling good so I stayed home. Between mothers day plans this coming weekend, I hope to sneak away for a few hours and have some me time to find it! I'm posting her to help hold myself accountable. Pictures to follow when I get back! :)

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I'm mostly hiking solo these days, but pretty close to home...It's sunny so far today, so I hope to hit those trails soon!

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Although I love hiking with people, it is also very peaceful to hike alone too, nice job

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Did my first solo hike today! Nothing big or fancy, just a quick hike up Mount Wachusett.

Hoping to hit up the Holyoke range next week.

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Hit the trails home from work today, they are filling up the pond and wetlands, lots of birds hanging out there!

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My next hike is going to be the eastern portion of the Mount Holyoke range.

My last hike was Mount Monadnock via the white cross and white dot trails.

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Tai, we visited Dolly Sods a few years back, cool place, unfortunately for me it was a bit rainy, so didn't really get it in great weather, but it was interesting to see it.

Erin, nice pics! Looks like a fun hike! Maybe you can explore more of the trail next time?

I'll be running in to work tomorrow, and hope to take the longer way back again, my fitbit didn't seem to pick up all my steps on Tuesday, so I'll see if it works tomorrow!

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...We just moved to a new city....so trying to find local hiking trails! Tried out a new one last week; twas a neat little place. See like there are fewer options in this area though.

Pics from the new hiking trail (though we weren't on the actual trail for long...)

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26 y/o daughter ( my wilderness danger ranger child) wants to relive some of the adventures we had when she was a girl. We plan to do the Dolly Sods/Roaring plans for a few days in July. Want to time it for the huckleberries.

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Love the mountain goats, did they join your picnic?

I'll be hoofing it in to work tomorrow....we got out last ski of the season in on Saturday. I thought we had another week...should have read that last e-mail more carefully!

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This afternoon we did a 30 km bike ride









So far it has been an excellent weekend and I still have one more day off.. But tomorrow we will be driving into Vancouver... This will be stressful




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Happy days off - decided to go on a picnic














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emoticon ran in to work yesterday, spent the day in a casino (where people can still smoke indoors....) emoticon and ended up with a migraine....not sure if the 2 are related, but it did make the walk emoticon home not so fun! And ended up going to bed early after just a few bites of dinner...I think I may have gotten at least 10 hours of sleep last night! And woke up to wind and snow on the ground!

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Another good day



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No hiking for me as I settle into camp routine







So that was the beef and often I get asked for Yorkshire puddings





Vegetables and potatoes


And cake -Birthday cakes with camp owner's family and my birthday cake that Noni made




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Ha ha! I did my taxes today...but I owe the Feds, so they'll get theirs in a few days.

It was cloudy with a few sprinkles today, but I did get out and clean up the yard a bit in between the scattered raindrops.

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Taxes done and rebate in my bank account already.
I'm at camp now ..







just a tad chilly 14c inside



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I saw a black duck the other day at the pond (2 actually), not sure what they were, but cute!

Happy it's Friday! It's been busy lately...

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My commute to and from work
turkey vulture

bald eagle

spotted towhee









Then I had to clean and cook lunch





Time for home




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This was me doing some work on Sunday.
But first I had too begin cleaning the kitchen from the inactivity of the last six months


almost ready to go .. I now will get the toothbrush out and clean those hard to get places - I have a high standard when it comes to the safety and well being of the food and prepping areas - start off the season the best we possible can be because once the two hundred guess begin to arrive - the standard doesn't lessen - but the maintenance is harder to keep. We are a very primitive trailer kitchen yet we are cleaner than many restaurants I have worked in or have peaked in while visiting their establishments. Blame that on the fact I was a military chef and many years in hospital kitchens.





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I'm off work today, so we'll head out for some spring skiing soon!

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YES - I went and bought yet again another Handheld GPS. I have uploaded several caches.
Today - I'll go walk Dalhouise around our regular route to tire him out.. Then we will load the bikes onto the bike rack on the car drive 75km or so and go geocaching.
I must keep Noni happy so I'll limit my geocaching today.. There is an area she wanted to go back too that we rode two years ago - I can birdwatch, and geocache.
I'm so happy.... However this is my last week of freedom - work begins next Sunday...
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Great skiing conditions yesterday, and it was a beautiful sunny day, so had to get out an enjoy it, before the storm comes in tonight.



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. Dark eyed Junco



I think a Western Flowering Dogwood

Skunk Cabbage

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Enjoy the spring hiking, Marty!

Clay, we hiked the Grand Canyon a couple of years ago, those pic look familiar!

I'll be hoofing it to work on the trails tomorrow, I had snow on Tuesday, but it's melted so I hope the trails will be dry!

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Planning a hike in the Grand Canyon at the end of next month. Here are a few pics from last years hike.



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So yesterday I took Noni up to the highlands where Dalhouise and I had hiked at the beginning of February. We did the same rout s without getting lost this time. What I noticed was it seemed so much shorter to reach the end point then when I did it the first time. Much more comfortable hiking in known territory then going into the unknown.

So these are our signs of Spring bursting upon our beings, and take note of the Dalhouise wallowing in a little creek bed..



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Enjoying the beauty in your photos, Marty! Hope you get your GPS synced w/ your computer soon!

I had a nice hike back from work, took the trail through the arboretum, the daffodils are in bloom, so it's a great time to head down that path!

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This days was the first time this year that Noni came out riding with me. I'm sure it won't be the last, but our days are numbered for the freedom to just drop everything and go out to enjoy the sunshine and warmth. Camp season for me begins in about 15 days and 20 days for Noni. I really hope that this year I do get more opportunity and have energy to go out riding / walking / hiking more during the summer then I have had in the last few seasons. Still trying to figure out why my handheld GPS and computer won't work together - haven't geocache in so long now which makes me sad.

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spotted Towhee

Long Billed Dowitcher

Wood Ducks

Pigeons

Greater Scaup

Sandhill Crane

Today we took a drive to Vancouver - to do some shopping at Costco and to take a walk at Burnaby Lake Regional Park. Sunny and warm - a perfect day

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You got some nice pics for your 5 hours of hiking Marty!

Dreamer, hope your hiking partner gets out with you, nothing like a hike to take some of the sting out of crazy-life!

We got in a ski today, I rearranged my work scheduled this week to be off today, since it was supposed to be sunny....well it was warm enough, but I ended up skiing back in a little bit of snow. Just a little, it was actually quite pretty.

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My next hike depends on what's going on with my hiking partner (her life is kind of crazy right now!!!) If I can rope her in to something, we'll probably hike Mt. Wachusett. If not, I'll try to hike Great Blue Hill on my own sometime next week.

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Hiking at Brohm Lake - Cheakamus loop Trail, High Trail, Connector Trail, Bridge Trail and the Alder Trail -- 5 hours of ascents and descents - up and down - is there any place level in BC? I am in pain, the pooch is limping, the wife is sore--- I think we took on too much...















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It was a nice day on the trails for me yesterday, ahead of the storms...we're supposed to get hit this weekend!

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do I have to go outside?





it wasn't so bad



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Was surprised it wasn't raining this morning- so out the door we went before Mother Nature could change her mind. Well we were lucky because as we returned to the car there was a light rain fall




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It's my trail commute day...should be nice out! We got out skiing yesterday (finally) and it was a beautiful day, even if I was slow about it!

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I hiked Mt. Watatic yesterday. The weather was lovely, and ascending it from the south provided some challenging terrain (which I loved!)

Later this week I will be going to the Audubon sanctuary again, and I might go to Great Blue Hill (just outside of Boston.)

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Saturday Noni and I took a walk around Reifel Bird Sanctuary

Ring Neck Duck - male

Sandhill Crane

Saw Whet Owl. --- ( my first one ever)

. Wood Duck

Lesser Scaup

Mute Swan

Trumpeter Swan

Great Blue Heron

male Bufflehead

Red wing Blackbird

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Have you checked for a hiking group on Meetup or something similar? There are some very active hiking groups there in Reno, I'd guess you may have one near you as well.

In any case, I agree, it's great to be out on the trail, alone or with a group!

We'll be skiing today.

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Today I took an hour long hike along the Jump River in Wisconsin. The river is starting to open and I got a photo of a deer crossing where it was still frozen over. I really miss hiking and will get out more often this year. The problem is I haven't anyone to hike with and that is ok but I'm not as nimble as I used to be so a companion would be nice. But if not, go alone.

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An Audubon sanctuary sounds lovely! What a nice place to spend some active time.

I saw some robins on my way home the other day...

We're planning on skiing tomorrow, today I want a rest-ish day, been working hard all week, so I need a light activity day for some balance!

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I went to the local Audubon sanctuary today. Not exactly a hike, but I spent a few hours on the walking trails. I'll do a mountain hike next week. Probably Wachusett or Watatic, as I mentioned before. Or perhaps Holyoke or Greylock. I'll have to see what my schedule allows.

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Bald Eagles

. Western Meadowlark

. Song Sparrow

. American Robin

a Scaup I think a Greater Scaup

These are a few I took pictures of today.



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That looks like a nice hike, Marty!

I had a beautiful day for my trail commute, didn't need my jacket on the hike home, it might have been 70 degrees out!

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Today I had a hard time to get started, but once I did it was well worth it. My heart took a pounding as we hiked / climbed up and then down.















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It was a nice day to trail commute, didn't even wear my gloves or hat! And the mud is practically dry as well.

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Rime Ice or Hoar Frost
It was a little chilly this morning when I was out walking .





Last night full noon



We are still in the love month - I wonder how many babies we will have nine months from now?



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. Note I have an air horn and a whistle.

. I walk the log

can we cross here?











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Motivation to get outside







Not sure what the plan is for today yet. First we have church, then there is a church fellowship luncheon - then it is unclear. Was talk about us going to Vancouver- but I think we will do this Tuesday- so we might go explore a trail this afternoon if the rains hold off.



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Dug out a bunch of roses yesterday, making room for a new veggie garden area.

We'll ski today!

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I want to go outside Dad













So just under two hours later we come home.



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I think we'll be skiing tomorrow, we have a storm-free weekend ahead!

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Thinking about heading out this afternoon if it is not pouring rain up on one of the mountain trails. Noni has to,work this afternoon so I'll wait till she leaves



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snowy trail commute to work yesterday! It was gone by the time I headed home....

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Just finished some new trails on Sawnee Mountain. Will be hitting either the greenway or Kolb's Farm next week.

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Next week I am planning on hiking an itty-bitty mountain. Probably Wachusett or Watatic (both in Massachusetts.) I would love to do something bigger, but none of my friends have winter hiking gear, and I'm not about to try to tackle any of the Whites on my own... at least not this time of year!

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I was sitting here remembering my lament about not having a bike because someone stoled it - that was two years ago now. I have replaced it and I do enjoy getting out exploring. I really need to do more riding - that is the goal for this year.
Anyways here are is a summary of my ride earlier this week

I peddle up this steep - real steep hill and at the top is the hospital - how convient I thought to my self as my heart pounded in my chest.



















One of my highlights was seeing this

I can't wait till the rains stop so I can go out once more..45 days or so before I'm back at camp in the kitchen unable to go for walks and ride so easy



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Looks like a beautiful, if very wet hike!

I'll be commuting in the snow this morning from the look of it! Builds character! emoticon

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Whew! Well plans changed and we ended up doing a much harder hike thats almost all up pretty steep mountain trails. Its been raining for days so the creeks and waterfalls are flowing hard! Got to the top just before my phone died taking pics! Lol! Awesome hike in the rain and mist! :D


Started at sea level..


Long hike up steep trail and stairs to get to a beautiful cascade that was rushing hard!


Cute brown salamander I almost stepped on!


Halfway up on a mossy knowl!


Almost to the top!


Squally reach!!


Beautiful view for a while before the mist shrouded everything!


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We have rain today...I had fairly dry trails yesterday, yet my hiking shoes still got a little muddy, go figure!

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Tomorrow hopefully we will be doing a good full day hike up to a place called pickles bluff! Its been raining non stop for days so its super wet.. Hope the sun will come out! I will try to post pics! :D

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Fun to walk down memory lane...

I'll be hoofing it in to work today, should be a nice day today, tomorrow, rain! emoticon

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Today I went walking through memory lane as I took Mom's photo albums to her. I had them in my storage so I looked at them before I brought them over to her. I took sever pictures of the pictures and now I am sharing some with you. These are me



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Got my ski in. I was tired, and it wasn't pretty, but I did it! It was a great day out, nice and sunny...

Petaldear, do you bring a pack and tent on that hike, or do they have huts or cabins along the way?

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Routeburn Track New Zealand is 3 day hike Did Milford Track in January 2015.

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Do what you can, but never forget that letting go is very different from giving up. Of all the things you can make in life, remember you make all the difference in your life.



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We'll be getting out skiing tomorrow...if all goes as planned!

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Well I was out walking today - walked Dalhouise when I walk Noni to work.. And I seen this dandelion. I had to take a picture of it to share with my friends on FB and Sparks...
I know I have a sick sense of humour..

I also seen and took pictures of









. This is a house at my corner. I wish I had the means to purchase it... I just love it




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Now that looks like fun! What a beautiful day!

No trail commute for me today...I have an out of town event tonight, so I'm driving to work so I can head out a bit early. Oh well, I may not get my usual steps in...

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. Let's hook up Dalhouise



So on Monday we celebrated Family Day Holiday by heading north 45 minutes to go see a water falls we heard about. On route we stopped to let Dalhouse out to get some exercise and we ended up snowshoeing. We heard dogs barking just up the road so we went exploring.
( left Dalhouse in the car at this spot - worried he would be dog food for these other working pups..



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Finally I can post pictures - been trying for three days.
So in spite of fears, Noni and I have been taking the Dalhouise out to explore and enjoy sunny days.



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I think the idea that we live in perilous times is a mind trick based on the prevalence of stories about danger...we don't get all the stories of people living their lives without events. Those are boring, so the stories of rare events make the news and then seem more prevalent.

Glad you got out, and enjoyed a new trail, it looks like it was beautiful!

We had a great ski day yesterday, and I'll be hitting the trails to work tomorrow, should be another nice day!

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So after church and lunch we went out the door for an afternoon walk. Another new area for us. There is always an under currant of fear.. Getting lost, meeting a bear or a cougar - these thoughts must be put down or else we would never get out side.. If we give in to these fears where would it stop ? -- fear of driving along the highway ( car accidents) fear of terrorist, fear of gang doings and thuds, all the possibilities are ceaseless.. We now live in perilous times if we listen to the news on the TV.. But then again staying home is not safe either with so many earthquakes and fires happening... Fear is no way to live.. For me I will trust in the Lord Jesus and accept all that comes my way and get outthere and Live.



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Well supper turned out well, --- too bad I couldn't get my self in the picture.. My first time cooking lamb on the BBQ - excellent.. However I put some back into the oven to over cook it because I know Noni doesn't like rare and I was not sure about our guest.
No picture of the cake.. Forgot we were having such a great time talking and then devouring it that it slipped the mind .. it was a simple graham cracker crust cake with pudding and cream cheese filling.

Now to figure out what we will do later day after church



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Sounds like you had a nice dinner,Marty!

We're headed out to ski today...should be a nice sunny day, and most of the area is open, so it should be fun!

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2/6/16 5:26 P

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We have company coming for supper. So I'm cooking a lamb shoulder on the BBQ slowly. Also I am cooking carrots, squash, potatoes, garlic on the BBQ as well.
I am helping Noni clean our condo, so dusty and picking up stuff and hiding in another room - you know what I mean right...
I also went for a morning walk with the Dalhouise...









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2/4/16 9:30 A

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Do you use it all? Do you know how to use it if you need it? If so, keep it. If not,ditch it.

I carry very little in my pack when I go out on short hikes around my house, but will carry the "10 essentials" plus if I'm on a longer trek in more remote areas.

I'll be hitting the trails to work today, hope it's not too icy! It was really icy on Monday and Tuesday, but the streets have been melting off, so I hope the same is true for the trails!

highest weight ever:202, SP starting weight: 143

New goal: more practical new goal, 130, updated ticker to reflect that goal.

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"Don''t let yesterday use up too much of today." Will Rogers

"Eat Food, Not Too Much, Mostly Plants" Michael Pollan



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2/3/16 4:49 P

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I decided to take a peak to see what I have in my daypack. There is a whistle not showing and my hiking stick has a bear bell on it.

Am I missing anything? Or should I remove anything? I do live in the mountains, with Cougars and Bears



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2/2/16 5:25 P

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Beautiful scenery!

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