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12/20/14 10:13 A

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My trails usually get pretty muddy with the rain, but these past storms have been drying out pretty quickly, for which I'm grateful! I will hike in anything, but I prefer it not be so muddy my shoes weigh twice as much when I'm done as when I started!

SDL, welcome back! And enjoy your desert hiking!

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12/19/14 5:59 P

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I posted a picture to show how muddy the trail is from all this rain we have had for the last month. My wife will not go with me she does not like dirt or mud... But Dalhouise and I dont care. - we just keep going wet feet or not.. No wonder I have been fighting a sick bug for this last week - but regardless I love hitting the trails



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12/18/14 11:05 A

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Good morning, everyone! I used to be a member of this team and then I closed my account and when I came back I forgot to add you! I see some familiar faces, so that's fun! I'm glad to see everyone is still active on here.

I just did a LOT of hiking over the Thanksgiving holiday (blog on my page) and am headed out to the desert next week to hike and go spelunking out there. I'm pretty stoked!

"All major religious traditions carry basically the same message - that is love, compassion and forgiveness. The important thing is they should be part of our daily lives." ~His Holiness the Dalai Lama


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12/8/14 8:36 A

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We were just saying a little sunshine would be nice! We had a glimpse on Saturday for a minute or 2, and then the clouds came back! Glad you were able to enjoy it!

This week my hiking will be on the walk home from work on Tuesday and Thursday, hoping I can get out early enough to walk home in the light!

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12/7/14 9:09 P

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This afternoon was a perfect day and I mean a perfect afternoon. There was no rain and no bugs and not too cold but a bright warm sun that shone upon us as we walked. Noni has not been going out much lately so I suggested that we walk together to enjoy this perfect afternoon. Dalhouise is always happy to go either on a long or short walk. Because Noni has been not so active I decided to keep today's hike slow and medium length



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12/4/14 9:07 P

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Nice sightings on your beach walk, Marty!

I'll be walking in to work tomorrow, the only birds I've been seeing lately are the Canada geese heading south for winter!

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12/4/14 12:45 P

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Too much time spent in the mall walking around and spending money.. So on the way home we stopped off at a little beach wilderness area to suck in some fresh pure undiluted air. Porteau Cove. I was hoping to see some oyster catchers (birds). But at first only spotted a couple of crows... The. On a rock seen some ducks that turned out to be a different spieces than I normally see. harlequin ducks. Anyways it was a good short hike enjoying the sunshine and clean air



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12/3/14 8:33 A

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At least you're getting out, despite the weather! Those new trails will wait until you're ready, Marty, just do what you can, and enjoy the holidays! emoticon

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12/1/14 5:32 P

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I have been hiking / walking the pond since I have returned home. Jet lag and very cold temperatures and rain have not helped the motivation to get out and hike different trails. I hope to give my self a kick in the pants and get out ... But it is so hard and now the Christmas seat. Is upon us



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11/29/14 9:12 A

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We did a mountain bike ride in Auburn, CA, near Forestville, I wasn't feeling well (probably pie overload from the night before) so I cut it short, still, it's a nice area, and a great bike trail (or hiking trail!)

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11/28/14 12:19 A

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Horsethief Canyon in central Kansas next Tuesday. Wanted to get out this weekend, but with family here till Sunday.....I here with family.

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11/26/14 4:36 P

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I ended up Hiking up at Breitenbush Hot Springs and then after had the most wonderful soak in the natural springs with dear old friends.

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Youíve got to stick with it. Change doesnít happen overnightónot meaningful, lasting change. Practice regularly, whether itís leg raises or gratitude exercises or positive affirmations. Make it part of your daily routine if possible.

You need patience (goes hand in hand with the persistence mentioned above). Itís seldom a straight shot to your goal. Youíll have setbacks and hit plateaus. But youíll also have breakthroughs and make great leaps forward. If you feel stuck, donít lose hope.


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11/24/14 8:33 A

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I'll be hitting the trails to work today, it's a short week, lots to do, little time!

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11/24/14 12:51 A

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Got to see a few eagles, a pair of Harrier hawks fishing and a coyote chasing down a rodent on an icy pond. All this in a afternoon last thursday. Now I have 10 days to hike and observe the prairie ecosystem again. No matter how often I'm out there, I'm amazed.

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11/22/14 3:40 P

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Going Hiking this Weekend: Let you know 'After the Fact' where I'm going! Where I can without hitting Ice and Snow...

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Youíve got to stick with it. Change doesnít happen overnightónot meaningful, lasting change. Practice regularly, whether itís leg raises or gratitude exercises or positive affirmations. Make it part of your daily routine if possible.

You need patience (goes hand in hand with the persistence mentioned above). Itís seldom a straight shot to your goal. Youíll have setbacks and hit plateaus. But youíll also have breakthroughs and make great leaps forward. If you feel stuck, donít lose hope.


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11/19/14 8:49 A

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We're treated to some awesome skies out west as well, the fall light has been great!

I'll be bundling up for my walk into work today...it's going to be cold, not single digit cold, but cold for me!

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11/18/14 4:52 A

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This Wednesday,we'll be hiking the Konza Prairie and then over to see if the eagles are over at school creek yet. Here in central Kansas we're in single digit lows and it's providing me with good early morning photo opportunities. Prairie sunrises and sunsets are the best.

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11/10/14 9:13 P

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A designated dark sky area sounds like the perfect place for the meteor shower show! Have fun! emoticon

We hike up to Donner Summit, Larry did some boldering, I hiked over to Judah Peak, and then back to the car for a late lunch yesterday. It was a nice day to get out!

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11/9/14 7:52 P

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I ended up going up Rock Canyon near Provo, Utah today. I spent a lot of time up there last spring but there is still more areas that branch off for me to explore after I get up the canyon a bit. There was a new sign for Big Spring trail at 6 miles in. I had talked to someone looking for that connection - a thru hike from Rock Canyon over to Big Spring. Tuesday night is the Leonid meteor shower - Big Spring area was 'designated' a dark sky area by the Astronomy club at BYU. No light polution. I need to do some research on what time viewing will be possible if the sky is clear. I think I will go up after work, perhaps walk in a bit from the parking area, bring my stove, soup, make hot tea and bring really warm clothing. I am still in the wimp stage toward cold at the beginning of the winter.
Ooops the Leonid shower wont be until Nov 17-18..... another week

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11/5/14 9:20 P

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emoticon Marty, glad you got some sun!

I've been walking to/from work the past couple of days, starts out cold, and ends up warmer!

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11/4/14 10:50 P

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Today out the door I went in the sun... I walked the normal trail around the pond - then I kept walking along the dyke that borders the Mamquam River. I stopped to take a picture or two of some ducks and then I seen two eagles - definitely a good hike taking me just over two hours



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11/3/14 9:06 P

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Thats some determined hiking, Marty! emoticon

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11/3/14 2:49 P

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Out the door I went with with my camera that was placed inside a zip locked bag inside the camera case inside a dry bag. Dalhouise and I had our rain coats,on and down the trail we went at the Squamish estuary. Met two joggers - no other hikers out so it was peaceful with only the sound of pouring rain ringing in my ears.
I stopped to watch some buffleheads Ducks and harbour seals swim in the Squamish River, as well as some mallard ducks and canadian geese. I didn't take the camera out of its sealed bags as it was just pouring down



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11/3/14 11:42 A

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There is no sun this Monday morning so far and there is no forecasted sun to come for a few days either.. But I am determined to go out and hike .. I do want to loose the two pounds this week.. If you read my blog you know about my suit issues... I have have two weeks before the wedding and really only one week to exercise. So in the rain I will go ... My only issue is I want to bring the camera - how do I keep it dry?.. Do I take the chance. Or do I leave it home?
You know if I leave it home there will be a picture I don't get to take that I just really what to have!



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11/2/14 6:23 P

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The sun came out today, so I headed to the trails out back, still cool, but nice to be out in the sun!

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11/2/14 3:39 P

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This sounds like a good place to be right now... But I am on the west coast in the rain enjoying the different birds and spawning salmon



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11/2/14 12:39 P

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I got to do a hike at Circle B Bar in Lakeland FL. If anyone is visiting Central Florida and looking for a great place to see birds, I can recommend this place. Even in summer without the snow birds, it's easy to see a lot of water fowl.

http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/recreation
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10/29/14 9:28 A

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emoticon Walking to work again, love the fall weather! emoticon

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10/28/14 10:16 P

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No hikes today - so much rain - but I did get out to walk Dalhouise around the park and home from the car service shop this morning



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10/27/14 8:53 A

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I hiked up Evan's Creek canyon yesterday, saw a few mountain bikers, and a couple of other hikers!

I'll be walking to work (and back) today, always a treat! emoticon

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Happily I saunder around the pond - twice today. First time was disrupted by several other people walking their dogs... So this afternoons I walked again. In the afternoon it was much quieter and I was able to spot a pair of Hooded Merganser and American dippers bobbing around in the brook / creek.



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10/23/14 9:14 A

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You are witnessing some wonderful sightings, Marty! Glad you are getting out and enjoying nature in all it's wonder.

I saw some Red Tail Hawks the other day, pretty close up as well, we have a few that like to soar overhead, but usually they are so far up I can't get a good view, the other day this one was about 10 feet off the ground looking for "something" but then took off with nothing...

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10/22/14 10:00 P

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Another good day hiking along the Squamish River, I stopped to look and watch a Red Tailed Hawk perch on a tree for awhile. Ducks and geese were on the opposite side of the road in a slough area for high and low tides. As I was watching the hawk a Great Blue Heron flew by. Did I mention the views are so amazing. Mountains - River - coastal flat marshes...
And to have sun shine today.... This was a bonus but it was cool and windy



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10/21/14 6:59 P

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Hiking along the estuary today sighting a couple of Eagles and a harbour seal and a Douglas squirrel - this is good for my for hike for my time of unemployment



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10/12/14 1:23 P

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RE: MKMMARTY

Per your Question: "How do you get over the fear of meeting a bear or a cougar?" You say that you find yourself not hiking because you might meet these. Fear is debilitating..

I think that this would be an excellent subject thread for this group I think that I'll start one.

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Edited by: HOBBESIS49 at: 10/12/2014 (13:47)
Youíve got to stick with it. Change doesnít happen overnightónot meaningful, lasting change. Practice regularly, whether itís leg raises or gratitude exercises or positive affirmations. Make it part of your daily routine if possible.

You need patience (goes hand in hand with the persistence mentioned above). Itís seldom a straight shot to your goal. Youíll have setbacks and hit plateaus. But youíll also have breakthroughs and make great leaps forward. If you feel stuck, donít lose hope.


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Out my Front Door!

Youíve got to stick with it. Change doesnít happen overnightónot meaningful, lasting change. Practice regularly, whether itís leg raises or gratitude exercises or positive affirmations. Make it part of your daily routine if possible.

You need patience (goes hand in hand with the persistence mentioned above). Itís seldom a straight shot to your goal. Youíll have setbacks and hit plateaus. But youíll also have breakthroughs and make great leaps forward. If you feel stuck, donít lose hope.


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10/10/14 7:11 A

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I'm probably more worried about cougars than bears, I've seen bears a few times while out, and for the most part they aren't interested in humans. I've never seen a cougar out, I think it's pretty rare, but do take pause when I see the signs up warning that I'm hiking in their territory. I just try to keep my eyes and ears open, and look around (especially up!) every so often. I think if we let our fear dominate we will not enjoy life as much.

If the area is especially dangerous stay in groups, carry bear spray and make a lot of noise. Also try not to look like prey!

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How do you get over the fear of meeting a bear or a cougar? I find my self not hiking because I might meet these



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Hiked to the top of Seneca Rocks in West Virginia (we were in DC for a wedding on Saturday, and are spending the week here). Hope to get some climbing in soon, once the weather clears a bit!

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10/6/14 12:15 A

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I didn't get to post before I went but today was fun. Combined a hike with lots of beautiful Aspen trees with a couple of yoga classes and hot tub and sauna. I hiked up to Hidden Peak, the gondola terminus at Snowbird. Then hiked down the ridge trail. Exciting! Combined it with a spa special at one of the lodges. It was superb.

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The rain seems to have washed the air of smoke, will be walking in to work today!

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We did the Holbert Trail at South Mountain today; it was my intent to do 45-60 minutes but my regular trail was washed out. The Holbert said it was a 2.5 mile loop and the DH and I were feeling good, so we took off up the trail. Little did we know that it's a steep, rocky long trail (not at all sure where the 2.5 miles came in!) so we ended up doing over 4 miles (I finally wussed out near the top; I just knew it was too much) and burning somewhere around 1500 calories. Yikes! I was REALLY glad to have my new trekking poles and faux-Camelbak water pack!


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9/19/14 10:23 P

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It's been smokey here, too much in the air to make hiking pleasurable (or safe!) so I'll see how it is tomorrow....

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9/18/14 3:30 P

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Mt. San Antonio (Mt. Baldy) on Saturday. This is the first of 3 scheduled +10,000 footers.
It'll be tough, but I'm super excited. Better be, it'll be a 4:30 am wake-up. (Maybe I can push 5:00 am for this one... :))
I'll post a hiking blog on Sunday.
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9/16/14 9:03 A

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Will be hitting the trails in to work today and tomorrow, hoping the smoke has cleared up!

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9/14/14 1:47 P

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I was supposed to go this morning in northern Phx, but life got in the way and next weekend I'll be on-call so no going out then either. :-(

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[ ] Someday/bucket list goal: hike to Havasupai Falls (and out again...)


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9/12/14 10:28 P

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Both options sound nice, any chance you'll get both?

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We're really tempted to try a late night/ super-early AM hike to for a chance at seeing northern lights or at least a great sunrise. So seldom do we get clear weather here when these things flare and when our schedules permit. I just can't make up my mind between a trail with a better sunrise view (pretty much guaranteed) or a trail with a better exposure - probably going with the exposure Hopefully I'll have some good pics in the morning.

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9/9/14 10:02 A

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It happens, Marty, just pick back up now, and enjoy the cooler fall weather!

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9/7/14 4:37 P

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Fall is soon going to bring some relief - but in the meantime I wonder what happen to all the hiking plans I had for this summer. It has been a busy and hot summer and flew by. I did very little walking and NO hiking - I feel so disappointed



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It does make it more difficult to endure the heat! I did get out yesterday, just 3 miles, but it was hot here too!

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9/6/14 5:33 P

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Alright, postpone that, it's boiling hot outside. We were going to go 'out back' around 5 tonight but no cooling is expected. Yikes!

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9/6/14 12:34 P

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Haven't hit the trails since Wednesday....maybe I can get out there today, it does look like a nice day!

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9/5/14 12:57 A

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My next hike will be 'out back' too, but I'll have to wait until Saturday. Planning on a nice 2-hr loop, around 6 miles.

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9/1/14 7:36 P

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I hiked "out back" yesterday, a nice longish one (just under 7 miles) in the canyons behind the house.

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I'm going to ease back into it on Sunday with a 2 mile, 3-hour hilly hike in far north Phoenix. It will be my first hike with a group I found on MeetUp thanks to suggestions by other members of this forum!

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[ ] Someday/bucket list goal: hike to Havasupai Falls (and out again...)


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We're spending the weekend in the Hunter Mountain, NY area in the Catskills. I can't say now what trails we're actually going to hike, but I know they're going to happen!

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8/27/14 9:07 A

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Going to the MN State Fair walking all day!
I enjoy learning new things at all the exhibits and don't have time for food on a stick.
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That sounds nice! I have a couple trails close to home too. Old Rag Mountain will be my next

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8/23/14 12:00 A

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Next hike will be local. I'll be doing an 11-mile hike in the local hills tomorrow. Quite a bit of up and down and a great workout hike. And only 15 drive minutes away from home :)

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Sounds great! Enjoy your trip!

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