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Bison Dust Bath

Kudos to the Southern Plains Land Trust in southeast Colorado for working to bring back native Bison to the prairie. Inspiring mission – and a good start with a few of these guys.

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North Table Mountain in Golden, Colorado

When I was traveling to the Denver / Boulder area for work, one of my favorite things was to be able to sneak in a scenic hike on the same day that I had to fly. You could either get … Continue reading

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Renoylds Ranch Park in Conifer, Colorado

Wonderful hiking park only 45 minutes from Denver. f

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Hike Kent County Maryland

What a great time to hike Sassafras Natural Resource Area in Kent County, Maryland. Perfect place to witness springs’s arrival.

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Manassas National Battlefield

  Battlefield hikes are always some of my favorite.  The open vista walks are a constant source of scenery (as opposed to the normal “wait-for-it” hike to the peak or overlook), and as a birder, the meadow habitats attract a … 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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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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