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4/14/14 10:26 P

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Jetetser,
Thanks for the links. I knew about Rabbit Films but not the other one. The last town I lived in NH was Deering (between Weare & Hillsboro). When I went for walks, I would end up on the top of the local small mountain. I could see Mount Monadnock from there. It was an awesome view in the fall. At certain times of the year, there were beds of Lady Slipper's.

Hope you enjoy your hike.

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What a great commute! Enjoy!

Years ago, my ex-brother-in-law got to ski to his job. That was another great commute.

When I lived in Hawaii and worked in a gift shop on the ocean, sometimes I walked to work next to the ocean.



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Have fun Jstetser! Have you hiked that one before?

I'll be "hiking" to work tomorrow on my trails...

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Stay very safe & please pay attention to weather reports re summit as we as rest of mountain.. I grew up in New England and spent 23 years in southern NH. Hope you have fun but PLEASE hike safely.

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This coming weekend, we will hike !t Washington. Not sure if we will summit, but we will do our best and hike safely!



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Thanks, Eileen, it really is a treasure, and I intend to relish it as often as I can! emoticon Yesterday I hiked over to the next gully over and back, it was cool out, but sunny, and I got a great view of Mt Rose on the trail.

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Kayotic,
I am so glad you can walk out your house to hike. I had that once in my life and do miss it. Enjoy!


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Utah has some awesome scenery & hiking. I love the earth red's, though if you're near Salt Late City, I associate that with black mountains. Got to visit Utah in 2000, 2001, and 2004. You have a very beautiful state with great hiking. Enjoy!
(And stay away from avalanche's for sure.)

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Nice work getting out and hiking, team! I've been doing a lot of walking, we have an extensive trail system in the regional park behind the house, and I love to just put on my i-pod and go. Lots of blooming and birds and animals out this time of year!

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We have had great weather out here in Utah lately! I have been heading up a number of times to Rock Canyon, super easy access from Provo. It is a popular climbing area, especially the mouth of the canyon. I have been hiking up higher and saw signs of moose but no acutal Bullwinkles. Did see turkeys the other day. Today I ended up on a 4 whl drive road and came upon the remnants of a snow avalanche that had crossed the road and spilled out to the sides where the road was. I climbed up on it and ended up turning around rather than cross the path of the avalanche am I not brilliant? no need to cross an avalanche path so why do it? It had been high 60s the day before a bit lower down and I dont know what that does to stability, plus I am a chicken.
I have had some things on my mind and the endorphins I have been getting from my hikes lately are a necessity for me now. ...
Eileen I can feel the effects of sugar sand hiking (in my mind) whew! Love hearing about others' hikes




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Got out Thursday for a three hour hike in "sugar sand". Depth of sand varied from 2" to 6"+ plus part of trail shared by horses. Hard to hike in but a great workout. I had my full pack on. I was hiking in a part of Florida called the ridge. It's the only part of the state that was never under water.

Today, I did a six to seven mile hike. Hike itself was not challenging but even though we started before 9am, the large group had to stop a lot for slower people. Hike didn't get done until after noon. By then, temps were in the 80's. Some of hike in shade. But still, I was very glad to be there.

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Have fun! You've been really active - great!

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4/12/14 4:47 P

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Tomorrow is Pease Mountain in Charlotte Vt

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What great places you all have hiked in or will hike.

Yosemite is on my wish list. Have fun!

In NE, the wildflowers should be coming out. Enjoy.

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We just booked a few nights at the Narrow Gauge Inn outside of Yosemite so I don't know the exact hike yet but it will be day hikes, pines, lupines and waterfalls!


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Lately I've been staying near home for my hiking, but we have an abundance of trails behind the house, so it's a good place to go.

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Hi I live in Winooski so Burlington is about a half mile from my house and l work at the hospital in Burlington! On Thursday our 50 plus group is going to Red Rocks Park on the Lake for a wlk

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How far are you from Burlington VT? I met my husband when I worked at a camp on the NY side of Lake Champlain (south of Plattsburg). I was 15 going on 16. Could see the lights of Burlington, VT. When we got married almost five years later when I was 20 going on 21, we did stop tin Burlington. Have been married for over 45 years.

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Our midweek walk will be At Red Rocks Park on Thursday on Lake champlain

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HIt the trails out back, needed to get my steps in, and it's a beautiful day for it! emoticon

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Had a great weekend. Kayaked on Saturday at Rainbow Springs, FL. It's an incredibly beautiful area. On Sunday, hiked about six miles on a part of the Florida Trail that I hadn't been on before. Where I hiked was near Ocala FL. It has some hills but probably nothing to prepare me for my planned hike in GA. Had great weather for both day with temps starting in the upper 60's and getting into 70's. Was glad we started early in the day today as it was getting on the warm side by time hike done.


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I hiked 8 miles yesterday in our local state park. Loved every minute of it!

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Thanks, Eileen, I did enjoy getting out, and even getting rained on during my walk home from work yesterday! emoticon

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Glad you got out. Also glad you got snow. In the years between 1980 & 2001, I made it to California and some of the other western states. During 2001 & part of 2002, I lived full time in an RV. Most of the years, I was around California, drought was a major issue. So again, glad you got snow.

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I read Bill Bryson's book about hiking the AT, but that's about as close as I have gotten to that trail! Sorry I can't help you there! But have a great trip.

We got out skiing again today (I took off early from work...) it was much better than this past weekend, now that the snow has set up. We XC so need a bit of a hard pack to make it good. This last storm dumped a bunch of snow, which we really needed here in the Sierra, it's nice to see, and fun to play in.

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Is anyone familiar with hiking in the Amicalola Falls State Park in Georgia? I'll be hiking there soon. Will be hiking in the Inn and on the next day hiking to Springer Mountain where the Appalachian Trail starts. Coming from flatland curious of how much elevation gain it all is.

Thanks!

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There isn't much in the way of hiking in the Chicagoland area. There are some small forest preserves around us not they aren't very long hikes. We end up driving south to Starved Rock, east to Indiana Dunes or north to the Kettle Moraine to real hiking. I'm glad it's starting to warm up because I've missed our Sunday hikes with the dogs!

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Craziness - that would describe me- I went out walking and hiking again for hours and hours yesterday. Some was easy walking in the city of Vancouver and then I went back to the rugged trails of Lighthouse Park where I climbed hills and descended mountains... then because I missed a couple of caches I redid parts that I had past by mistake. Noni was so tired near the end that she stayed in the car as I rehiked.
Not only that before we went home I stopped at another Park and walked around it as well enjoying the scenery - it was amazing...
Today my body is screaming at me - don't push it so much in one day - do more everyday not all at once..
You know I will not listen ....



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Thank you both for your help. Much appreciated.

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You have to "edit" you page and then it will let you "edit" your photos.

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Thank you-- that was helpful to add a picture to a team post. My other problem with photos is how to add to my page. Any help there would be greatly appreciated
emoticon again for the help with posting photos to team info..

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Hi - to post a picture - click on the PHOTO's highlight just under the View huddle and then follow the instructions. --good luck



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Determination - it sounds you are like me in this -- once I start I have to keep going -- must keep on keepin to the top or trail end. And the satisfaction of getting to the top is worth the struggles. Well done I look forward to hear about more of your adventures .



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How did you post the picture? Thanks!

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Would love to see all the birds! and I had a similar book recommended to me for this area 50 hikes in 50 miles around Salt Lake. I might get it. Today I just wanted to be outside but didnt make super specific plans and then after going up Rock Canyon (again) I stood looking at the Squaw Peak trail cut off... someone had told me it took her 3 hrs to get up there. So I started up... and up! 2700 ft gain in 3.4 miles. Snow - packed and mud in some spots and enough snow to punch through to your thigh in spots. (I had these chain things in my pack thank heavens) As I got up there I started to tell myself this is good, this is far enough and then kept on keepin on to the top. What a view. It took me a long time coming down too with the snow and mud. Sooo worth it, tired but feeling the endorphins still :) posted a pic of the view.




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Squamish Estuary who knew it was so large and had different trails almost like separate parks. In the morning I went out with Dalhouise hiking the newer section on the west side of the channels for about two hours - came home ate lunch and then went out again with Noni and Dalhouise for another two and half hours. The second section is on the eastern side of the river and channel closer to town and the first developed.
Birds were there but not as many as I would expect - it was warm but the wind certainly was cooler when we first started out but we warmed up quickly as we moved.
Almost surprised a naked lady...
I was taking some pictures - talking to Noni and then walked a few steps and came unto an opening / beach area and there was a lady standing with a towel around herself and her clothes in a pile nearby. Was she naked maybe not -- but I think so.
It is too cold to swim - but I think she was sun bathing - trying to get a jump on her tan.
She seemed to be embraced - but who knows..
By the time we returned home Noni was getting sore again so today's length was just the right hike for her..

4 to 5 km loop was the loop Noni and I walked together - not sure about the distance of the morning trail

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Enjoy exploring with your new book, Marty!

I've been walking more lately, trying to keep my fitbit happy with at least 10K steps a day, so besides walking to work when I can, I've been walking around the neighborhood and enjoying the nice weather and all the blooms! Spring is certainly on it's way here. emoticon

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Good job - twelve miles is impressive especially since it probably wasn't on level ground. emoticon

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I have this book "Best Hikes and Walks of Southwestern British Columbia" and my goal is to hike as many of these hikes as possible in 2014
This hike is listed as easy - OK it was easy but very long - Noni and Dalhouise and I started at Park Royal and walked all the way to the Capilano Lake and Cleveland Dam and over to the hatchery and then back to the parked car.
Noni pedometer read 25,000 steps - about 12 miles and it took us about six and half hours.
-- OK we stopped to take pictures and I looked for Geo caches and of course just to look around and enjoy the scenery.



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That's good work, Eileen, nice!

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You're hiking to work and I'm doing a work hike. I so some volunteer trail work with the local Florida Trail Association. Tomorrow, I'll be hauling brush. I'd rather do that than lopping. Will admit my favorite job is painting blazes.
Have fun on your commute.

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Oral history can be a tricky thing...people remember what they will, and forget what they will too!

I'll be "hiking" to work tomorrow, on the trail behind the house!

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Yes, Kayotic I thought some facts were twisted in that story as far as the naming of Squaw Mtn. That started supposedly during a battle between some early settlers and some Ute Indians. The Utes had split their group and some headed up Rock Canyon. The leader was killed near the opening of the canyon, his wife tried to climb the wall and fell to her death.... and I don't know how accurate this story is either :)





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Thank!

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Since Pocahantas lived in Virginia, it's doubtful she made it to Utah, but it will be interesting to see what you find out.

Eileen, I live in Nevada, and Royal Gorge is a cross country ski resort in California. It's a large area, but has only been partially groomed this year, just not enough snow!

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I had a truly lovely afternoon hike up Rock Canyon right out of Provo Utah today. Beautiful day, I am still feeling those endorphins! As usual with my canyon hikes it was 2/3 of the time up and up and up and then 1/3 time to get down :) Hit the snow line but it was packed under a bit of slushy snow. I have to check out my history. Someone told me that one peak is called Squaw Mtn after Pocahontas (sp) and that she threw herself off that peak. Will let you know any historical anecdotes I find out! But now a bit of yoga - anticipating feeling my legs in the am.




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Today the sun is out - the snow has melted and more importantly there is no rain and so we went for a hike. Ray Peters Trail. Two hours of wandering about - taking this route - that path and this trail. I have no map. Not sure where we were - but the trees were huge - the air so fresh so clean - so reviving.
I did not bring water - when will I learn - probably just because I knew I didn't bring any I had this thirst -- I thought to myself I don't need water not going to be out very long. True only a couple of hours but nevertheless I was thirsty.



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What state is that in? Do you ski downhill or cross country?

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Skied Royal Gorge again yesterday, it was better than Friday...hope we get some more snow though, I'd hate for the season to end before it got started...They never did open up about half the trails.

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I hiked Olo Mana in Hawaii a few years ago. It is such a beautiful spot!
Today I hope to hike mt. Monadnock-the most hiked mountain in the USA



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Good explanations, I was in Hawaii in Sept, so that may have been the difference.

We got out skiing today to Royal Gorge, not as nice conditions as the last time I went out, but still nice to be out on a sunny day!

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The water temperature changes with the seasons. In Hawaii, it was over five degrees cooler in the winter. If a Pacific storm went by, the difference as even greater. In Florida, the Gulf temperature changes even more than that from summer to winter.

Also, currents can make a difference. On the Big Island of Hawaii, the water was warmer on the western side of the island. On the eastern US seashore, the Gulf Stream goes up the coast until Cape Cod. It swings away from the US there. Parts of Cape Cod has the warmer water but the northern part AND any part of New England north of that has frigid water.

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It was beautiful, but the water was not as warm as I'd hoped! It's been a while since I was on Maui, but I recall the water there being warmer...

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Re scuba, I had problem with the variables AND if you miscalculate, it could be life threatening. It can be beautiful underwater but with all the pressure, it just wasn't fun. However, snorkeling is a whole other thing.

I'm hoping to make it to Puerto Rico some day also would love to visit Jamaica. I miss being on an island with turquoise, warm water.

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@Eileen, we just got back from Puerto Rico. I will try scuba again, just in a more calm and quieter environment. I think with all the bells and whistles it was just too much for me this time. And probably, like you, snorkeling may just be more my "thing!"

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The rain stopped for a couple of hours - there was a new Geo cache published in a spot that I drive by on the way to camp but have never stopped to explore. My wife said wait till i start working to go look for the cache - as if that will happen - this day also was Dalhouise hair cut day - I dropped him off and took to the trail - It is a flat hike - I live in the mountains so any flat hike is a bonus. The trail has just enough snow on it - off trail where I was looking for the Geo cache was loose unpacked snow --- and two hours later I am exhausted.
Either I am really out of shape now or it was much harder than anticipated
It was a great spot - I will return when it stops raining at some point far in the future



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Where are you located? From 1994 to 2001, I lived in Kailua-Kona on the Big Island. I loved to snorkel. Before we left, my husband became a scuba instructor. I got certified but didn't like it. Reading your adventure reminded me of that time.

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We hit the beach yesterday, Larry went diving, but I couldn't handle it...maybe next time. I did get to snorkel, and saw bunches of fish! Took a walk on the pier, but mostly just enjoyed the beach, sounds, smells, sights. Lots of pelicans too!

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Those hikes sound so good.
I am being lazy this weekend - we are having an Arctic blast of winter and I just don't feel like being out in it.
The Appalachian Trail - I wish I could hike that -- I have read several books this year on the Pacific Crest Trail -- through hikers wrote of their experience.

Frogs I can't wait to hear that sign of spring. Very soon that sound will be filling my ears. I haven't seen giant snails but we have large slugs that also will be appearing in about two months.

I have these two hiking route books of Hikes and Walks of southwestern British Columbia - I hope to hike everyone of them -- it will all depend on time off from Camp which is starting very soon.



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sounds like a fun trip, Eileen!

We saw lots of flora in the rain forest, not so much fauna...a few giant snails and I saw one tiny lizard! Did hear a bunch of frogs, but they are too small to see just looking around.

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Central Florida doesn't have too many hikes that are not flat - some really pretty but flat. I'll be hiking today at an area that does have some varied height & terrain. It's a former phosphate mine. Where they dug for phosphate have created lakes that get a lot of fishing. It's also a favorite place for me to kayak as the place has so many birds. The tailings created mounds that for Florida could be considered hills. The trail does have a bit of scramble quality. Will do an about five to six mile hike with friends today.

Have been hiking there a lot lately. My husband & I are trying to get conditioned as much as possible for a hiking weekend we're doing the end of April. We'll be hiking in Georgia. We'll hike five miles into an inn. We as well as bunch of friends will be staying two nights. The second day we'll all hike to the start of the Appalachian trail. That hike will be about eight miles. The inn will provide breakfast & dinner. We can get box lunches. They will also have towels & shampoo available for showers. We won't have to bring sleeping bags but whatever we need for the weekend (other than replacement water) we will have to hike in AND out.

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Headed to El Yunque National Forest today, looking forward to a hike in the rain forest. We've been seeing lots of lizards out the past couple of days...hope to see more flora and fauna today!

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Sister and I snuck in a local state park hike yesterday. Just about 5 miles on crusty frozen snow. Light flurries and very peaceful in the cold quiet morning.

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LARABY, that's absolutely fascinating!
Well we had perfect weather and we thoroughly enjoyed our hike-- and can't wait to do it again! Our youngest got very tired by the time we reached the summit, but he did it! Also collected a lovely sample of wormwood that looks as if it were intricately carved by an ancient tribesman. What a gorgeous day.



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Like I said Franconia Notch next weekend with hubby.

But excited about big family hike coming up end of April. Me and my hub and our 4 grown children with their mates. Headed to Arethusa Falls in Crawford Notch NH. I've done it a few times. Not hard for most I'm sure, but a good workout for us. About 1,000' gain in about a mile. Will be fun with all our kids.

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I love Mt. Pinos. I was told by one of my environmental studies teachers that a bristlecone pine on Mt. Pinos has been documented as the oldest living thing on Earth. Needless to say, they don't tell people where it is because a bunch of visitors would have a negative impact on.

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My husband and I and our four boys, ages 9 through 14, are going to hike up to the summit of Mt. Pinos in the Los Padres National Forest tomorrow! It's an easy to moderate hike on a trail, but it's steeeeep, haha! (We're still beginners!)
I'm so excited! I hope we see a California condor! emoticon

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Kind jealous of some of the big hikes I see here. I gotta work with whats around me.

Franconia Notch NH last weekend of month. Love the snow/ice hiking. Hopefully catch some ice wall climbers again. Saw some last month.



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Got out skiing today at Royal Gorge, XC, it was a beautiful Sierra day, and I may have been a little overdressed, but it's nice to be too warm and be able to shed some layers than to be too cold and have nothing to put on!

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It feels like it's time for Waterman. By the calendar it is early, but everything is waking up early this year and I don't want to miss the Indian Paintbrushes.


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I went hiking with my friend on the Chief a hike to the First Peak: 1.5-kilometre trail with an elevation gain of 540 metres. (1771.65 feet)
- Next day - I am a little sore but doing well - not going to tackle the other peaks for a few weeks though..



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The Konza Prairie again. ..... I love it out there.


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Sounds like quite an adventure Marty! Barbie trail? And you found the cache too!

I'm walking it to work tomorrow, cutting way back on my walking with my new training program, I'll have to see how this goes!

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I went out the door this cool morning to do some Geo caching - some interesting trails I found my self on.
Wow I started my hike at the Crumpet Woods cache and followed the trail to some Barbie trail -- someone is hanging Barbie dolls to trees. Well that is the wrong trail.
The GPS was helpful to keep me going in an area I was clueless about but as long as I kept calm and explored this trail and that trail and kept that green indicator in the right direction more or less I knew all would be well and with the decision to enjoy the hike and not get ticked off about the miss leading trails I took now and then.
I found it - it is obvious once you get close where to look ..
Now how to get back home........
Home is where I ended up -- Now how do I claim my car. I came out of the woods closer to home than the car so I just walked home. Now I need to get a friend to drive me back to the spot where I left the car at the side of the road -- at least it is sunny - very cool out though -1c when I started with a windchill of ?
The sound of my feet crunching on the frozen icicles was the only sound I eventually heard after leaving the ear shot of construction and the heavy breathing I was doing as I trampled up hills.
What a great day.....



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I've never tried cauliflower soup, but keep eyeing the cauliflower at the store...my boyfriend isn't a big fan, but maybe I'll have to give that a try. I love butternut soup though, I make mine with curry powder and sometimes add some coconut milk as well.

I was going to go walking out back today, but it's snowing right now, and I'm just enjoying being inside and watching it! And we skied yesterday...

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Thanks for the idea to have down hill hiking be walking... i dont have any tech helpers so that will work for me!
I also saw a couple of bald eagles yesterday - went back up Mapleton Canyon - the weather was light snow with low clouds really lovely in a different way.
Going back today after I do some veggie cooking to be ready for the next few days. Salad for lunch with roasted veggies, the fixins ready for dijon veggie wraps, cauliflower soup and butternut squash soup too. THEN I will head out! Better get to it!




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Skiing today! I may try to hit the trails behind the house tomorrow for my usual weekend trek.

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Parts of the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina are still open, so we'll be hiking a portion of the Mountains-to-Sea trail tomorrow!



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Great sightings, Marty!

I'll be headed out for my walk to work, hope it's not too bad out there, the wind is howling!

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Not very sunny, but out the door I go to the Estuary.
I end my hike with a light drizzle falling - but still I feel revived - happy - joyful - content.
Bird sightings
Blue herons
Bald Eagles
Mallard Ducks
an unknown duck to me
Common Mergansers
Common Goldeneyes
Gulls
other unknown song birds fluttering about in the trees
a Cormorant - I think Pelagic Cormorant not the Brant's Cormorant

over all I am happy



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Exciting face to face with the goat! Glad it turned out well.

For logging the hiking, you could log the downhill as walking or easy hiking (was it hiking with a light pack?). I don't log my fitness on here like that, I have a fitbit, and it sync's the minutes for me. But if you're tracking and trying to get a good estimate of your burn, then try one of those. It's all a guess anyway. If you have a heart rate monitor that tracks calories, you can enter that data, it may be a little more accurate, since it will take into account your exertion level during different part of your outing.

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1/27/14 11:37 P

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Thank you for the how-to MKMMarty! Today's walk was on the treadmill :) 3 m uphill though and of course the mile outside with the dog. That was exciting - cats, other dogs, a pheasant flying across the road in front of us and face to face with a billy goat out of his pasture where he keeps company with some horses. That moment got my heart rate up! you could tell he was surprised too. didn't know if he would come at us or run (he ran). I can't take the dog (my sister's dog actually) on hikes because she just does not play well and could pull me right off a trail - bothers me tremendously to leave her at home - so every hike has an extra 3 miles added on it on the 'safe' route!

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I look forward to seeing your pictures.
Right under the huddle you click on photo and then follow instructions from there.



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Hiked up Mapleton Canyon here in Utah yesterday. Beautiful contrast with blue skies and snow ! Good thing I wasnt racing - one fellow and his dog went by like I was standing still - later saw marathon stickers on his car :) i am slow but steady in my hiking technique. would love to share the picture I took but can't remember how to post to team

a question: when i post my activity and i pick hiking uphill i always cut down on my time a lot because around here i do hike up the canyons but always come down on return and i am not burning those kind of calories the whole way. does anyone agree with me on that?

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Yep, people who can afford it like to have nice views...I shouldn't say anything since my house is on a ridge overlooking a regional park!

I'll be walking through that park tomorrow on the way to work!

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



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Yesterday -Monday Dalhouise and I (my little dog) went for a hike at Brohm Lake.
There is a battle going on now as developers want to develop the ridge for million dollar housing - complexes for the rich to play in.




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Will be doing the usual hike to and from work today! Should be a great day! emoticon

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H: 5''4" 49 y.o.

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



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Hello All,

I did a whole day of hiking here in AZ this weekend. We (me and my dog) did almost all of Lost Dutchman State Park (small park) and 1/2 of Bolder Canyon Trail near Canyon Lake. I REALLY want to go back and finish that hike. It was beautiful and the surrounding terrain was so diverse! We had to turn back because the sun was going down…. :-(

Happy Hiking!

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Our trails have dried out, no rain or snow for quite some time means dry trails. Nice for my walking commute, but really, really bad for my ski season, and the local economy!

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Vancouver trails for me - not exactly wilderness but it was good to go out yesterday not to walk in the rain.




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It's back and forth to work for me...mostly trails and roads, with a few snow/ice patches and mud thrown in for variety!

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



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What is wrong with me - I just can't get up early and go outside for a walk. Later Dalhouise will force me out and even now as I write this I am thinking it should only be a short walk - I have No motivation to walk -- I know once I start I will probably change my mind and go at it full gusto - but right now I sit in my favorite chair with feet on the foot stool shared with Dalhouise being lazy.

Well- that was an early morning thought - the actual truth was I did go out side and Yes I hiked two hours.. Noni is now complaining she is sore - Dalhouise has been doing a lot of sleeping - I am OK the bottom my feet feel a little tender but no muscle soreness. My shoes do not do well on the pavement or the hard surfaces in the malls I have concluded. Today we hiked on both the hard pavement of side walks and roads and the cushion of pebble stones along a path.



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