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Millington, Maryland Wildlife Management Area

A recent walk through the Millington Wildlife Management Area in eastern Kent County, Maryland reminded me of a theme of Paul Gruchow’s book “The Necessity of Empty Places” which is that there needs to be in the world, if only … Continue reading

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Halloween Hiking in Maryland

If you are not much into the haunted hayride scene but think it would be fun to inject a little creepy into a Halloween hike, consider a visit to the section of the Appalachian Trail that passes through Burkittsville, Maryland … Continue reading

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Don’t Share this Post

“You should not blog about this trail” my wife said to me as we came upon the overlook. We had been walking along the trail for an hour enjoying open views of the Shenandoah River, the Blue Ridge Mountains and … Continue reading

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State Birds – A Revision

Think many of the official state birds are stupid or boring? If so (or even if you don’t care), this is kind of funny: http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2013/05/state_bird_improvements_replace_cardinals_and_robins_with_warblers_and_hawks.html

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An Apology

This was not originally intended as a blog post, but as a few final words I wrote during a recent hike up to the top of Sourdough Mountain in North Cascades National Park. Once I unexpectedly collected myself and was … Continue reading

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Narrows of Harpeth Hike in Middle Tennessee

  One of the funniest outdoor experiences I have ever had was at the beginning of a Colorado River float in Radium, Colorado.  My family was loading into a raft with a guide and another family when the guy from … Continue reading

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The Sampler Platter at Colorado National Monument

My last visit to Colorado National Monument in Grand Junction involved a full day in the park where I took time to sample a wide variety or terrains – from the heat of the desert floor to a hike through … Continue reading

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