Amazing Heritage Trails from around the World.

An old rail track in Northern California could become a 300-mile hiking trail

Wild mushrooms I saw on a hike back in the summer of 2011. Too much green and lack of variety to make it an art print (for me, at least) so it's been gathering dust on my hard drives over the past thirteen years.

First signs of spring. Appalachian Trail, Prospect Mountain, Salisbury, Connecticut. April 8, 2024, 4:20 PM. Tufts of green grass and tiny new leaves on the prickly underbrush.

Pictured: Pen Mar Park from High Rock.
July 14, 1983: Entering Pen Mar Park was a relief. In the years around 1900, this spot was billed as the Coney Island of the Blue Ridge, with an amusement park, seven hotels and about a hundred boarding houses. After years of slow decline, the park was forced out of business by World War II gas rationing in 1943.

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Heute kam ich auf der wieder an den bei in der Nhe von vorbei. Die haben alle ( ) all have spring chicken

Pale blue twilight sunset. New Britain Reservoir, Southington, Connecticut. July 18, 2018, 8:24 PM.

A few moments on the Platte River and Cherry Creek Trails in Denver, CO, USA. The natives are out biking, walking, and running in force.

August 15, 1983: As I entered Sages Ravine, I crossed the Massachusetts border. Ten states down and four to go.

Prospect Mountain, Salisbury, Connecticut. April 8, 2024, 1:37 PM.

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Half Dome, Yosemite National Park CA
5 15.5 mile out-and-back Hard difficulty

September 1, 1983: I flipped through the register, finding comment after comment about the magnificent view from the fabled Smarts Mountain privy. I shrugged my shoulders and sauntered up to check out the outhouse.

50k attempt tomorrow on the Backbone, and its scheduled to rain but only .4, so fingers crossed!
Ive got snacks prepped and socks darned. Just need to scrape out the dried mud from my shoes from last time.

Thinking about a short backpack in the Humboldt Redwoods State Park, so here's some trail that I wouldn't mind walking again for .

The first three are from the River Trail:
The last is from Johnson Camp Trail, my way down from Grasshopper Fire Lookout:

September 1, 1983: The trail down the far side of Smarts Mountain was in worse shape than the ascent had been, but what did that matter to a man surrounded by that kind of magnificence The AT lunged downward across more of those dripping, mossy rocks.

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Black Star Canyon Falls, Silverado CA
5 6.8 mile out-and-back Medium-hard difficulty

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Hey Franz-- your end-of-day inspired me to do the same! Because of my other activities, I've neglected my cycling. Just now finished a scenic loop on local around two lakes. Was rewarded at the end with these two amazing creatures who posed while I took pics as I rode by!!

Watch your step. Icy footbridge in Finch Brook Preserve, Wolcott, Connecticut, February 20, 2019, 4:21 PM.

Auf meiner heute kam ich mal wieder an den bei in der Nhe von vorbei. Dort habe ich diese geniale von Himmel, Wolken und Bumen fotografiert

June 13, 1983: Up until three years ago, the Appalachian Trail had turned right and followed the crest of Big Walker for many miles, but barely a trace of the old crestline trail was visible. Today, the AT reaches the top and descends immediately along the opposite slope into the next valley.

Then and Now in 2 parts.

Rands View on the slopes of Prospect Mountain along the Appalachian Trail in northwest Connecticut. One pic is from August 14, 1983 during my thru-hike. One is from yesterday, April 8, 2024.

June 12, 1983: Before 6:30, as the first faint blue twilight tinged the blackness, I was on my way. The woods were at their prettiest in those fleeting moments before sunrise I promised myself that I would try to get early starts more often.

Immer diese Scheiss- MTBler. Klauen den Abfall von den Wanderwegen und nehmen Plastik, Alu und Zigarettenpackungen mit runter ins Tal.

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August 9, 1983: The next three-and-a-half miles were an easy walk through pleasant forests with no distant views. The Appalachian Trail then crossed New York Route 301 and ascended a very rocky trail alongside Canopus Lake. After a couple more miles, we stood on a rock outcrop near the north end of that lake which almost seemed to overlook two different lakes.

Colorful retreating clouds sunset, Woodtick Recreation Area, Scoville Reservoir, Wolcott, Connecticut. November 25, 2019, 4:28 PM.

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Potato Chip Rock & Mt Woodson, San Diego CA
5 7.5 mile trail Medium difficulty

July 7, 1983: Views of the Shenandoah Valley opened as I reached the crest, following a line of westward-facing cliffs. As the ridgeline narrowed, a nice view of the Piedmont appeared from some eastward-facing outcrops. Beneath todays clear skies, the prospect was especially impressive

Dramatic clouds sunset, Scoville Reservoir, Wolcott, Connecticut. July 9, 2021, 8:18 PM.

September 25, 1983: I became briefly lost while returning down the side trail from Moxie Bald to the AT.

Gold cotton candy clouds sunset. New Britain Reservoir, Wolcott, Connecticut. September 8, 2020, 7:16 PM.

Pine Hill, Macedonia Brook State Park, Kent, Connecticut. March 14, 2024, 12:37 PM.

June 9, 1983: I eased the puppy off my pack and lifted it onto my shoulders. The Appalachian Trail crossed Virginia Highway 601, a narrow, rural road, and went through an open field for a short distance before disappearing into the trees. I said good-bye to my two new friends and turned away, crossing the road and the field without looking back.

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August 8, 1983: The first climb was a bear, even compared to the rest of the trail in this park. By the time I reached the ridge crest I was exhausted, and I had only come little more than a mile. It was depressing. I had the idea in the back of my mind that one or two days of hiking would restore all the conditioning lost in those few days at home. This was somewhat overoptimistic.

Today was a great day for a walk.

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