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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 Advertisements

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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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Birding at Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center

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Remembering a Special Hike at Christmas

As Christmas fast approaches, I find myself thinking fondly to a series of walks I took a few winters ago through through some very special towns and hilltops half way around the world.  Before this trip, this place was just … Continue reading

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A Drink From a Mountain Spring

When I was a kid, there was a spring on my friend Andy’s farm. Right in the middle of the front pasture. We used to spend hours and days playing in it, damming the water and drinking right from the … Continue reading

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A Hiking Haiku

After a frustrating day of traversing a tree-strewn trail, my friend Linda offers this Haiku: If a big tree falls across the trail Is it quite rude?

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