Amazing Heritage Trails from around the World.

Day Two of Sea to Sound: time in a power wheelchair, strawberry ice cream, and some hills.

BIKE ABUSE World Cup DH MTB Slowmo from Andorra

Alliums in bloom in early June guess summer's coming soon sunset, Scoville Reservoir, Wolcott, Connecticut. June 8, 2020, 8:22 PM.

Sea to Sound Day Two is loading the shuttles in Sequim to head to our starting point in Port Angeles.

40 years ago today: The haze remained dense, and clouds were slowly but steadily on the increase all day. As I began the final ascent of Mount Killington, I had already accepted the fact that dazzling panoramas were not in the cards this afternoon. The does not actually traverse Killingtons summit. The final quarter-mile is on a steep, rocky side trail.

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Woke up in the woods.

40 years ago today: The Appalachian Trail descended very slightly from the summit before crossing two pastures on either side of a paved road. The first one was an adventure for a city boy like me. It was teeming with cows, large bodies sprawled all around the trail route.

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Ive been a bit silent lately. Im over-worked and stressed out. So I started and it appears to help get my burning head a little cleared up.

Why and not some other Our area has rich and is not suitable for (at least for me) because ups and downs are too steep.

Quel tombeur ce Rean.

Sea to Sound Day One is a wonderful memory. On to Day Two tomorrow!

High Speeds, LOOSE Track Vital RAW Andorra World Cup Downhill

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

Steep Ravine & Matt Davis, Mt Tamalpais, CA

4-star hike 6.1 mile loop Medium difficulty Gain 1,670 feet Stinson Beach, CA San Francisco Bay Area


Old Colony Nature Path, Provincetown MA

3-star trail 1.5 mile each way Easy/medium difficulty Easy elevation Provincetown, MA Cape Cod

40 years ago today: After the shelter, the Appalachian Trail passed through private lands for the final seven miles of the day. It remained, for the most part, in the woods, but crossed a few open pastures.

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40 years ago today: The first couple of miles followed a congenial little brook up to Little Rock Pond. I have seen so many mountain lakes lately, but this may have been the nicest of all. Nestled in a narrow valley between two good-sized peaks,

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Peaceful early autumn sunset at Lost Ponds, Mattatuck State Forest, Plymouth, Connecticut. September 27, 2019, 6:23 PM.

Mindfulness break.

Little known scientific facts: The little square brick house atop the dam where the dam faeries live. Cornelis Pond, Woodtick Recreation Area, Wolcott, Connecticut. June 13, 2019, 6:09 PM.

Packing up for Port Angeles on the Olympic Peninsula to be ready to ride Sea to Sound the next 3 days on Olympic Discovery . IRL ride is full but you can still participate virtually and support Ian Mackay's work for a more accessible outdoors for all.
Saturday I'll be in a power wheelchair for 5 miles at Ian's invitation to experience the ride from a new perspective.

40 years ago today: The final summit of the day was 2850-foot Baker Peak, which the Appalachian Trail ascended after leaving the lake. This was the lowest summit of the day, so I was not expecting much.

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40 years ago today: I had a twenty-minute cushion with which to play. So, naturally, I blew fifteen minutes of that cushion atop Bromleys 3260-foot summit.

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JUNIOR DH MTB CHAOS Vallnord, Andorra Youth Gone WIld

I spend a lot of time at night. It's fascinating to me what different we encounter and when. There's a late-spring skunk season, mid-summer toad season, and then last night apparently marks the start of nighthawk season. Nearly stood on one of these guys last night. They look *exactly* like rocks until they flutter up when you're a meter away and scare the crap out of you.


Es pilzt - berall

Musste heute auf meiner Wanderung ber die Hhenzge des Schwarzatales schon im Zickzack laufen. In solchen Momenten stellt man sich doch immer wieder die Frage, warum ab Sptsommer nicht grundstzlich ein Korb zur Standart-Wanderausrstung gehrt


Hanging on by the roots sunset, abandoned quarry, Sleeping Giant State Park, Hamden, Connecticut. June 1, 2023, 8:02 PM.

Octobers in New England can be blustery and colorful, but this dead calm evening was just colorful. A lake like glass in mid-October, New Britain Reservoir, Southington, Connecticut. October 13, 2019, 6:03 PM.

40 years ago today: I followed this road for a mile to an outcrop called Prospect Rock, located at the salient formed by a precipitous set of southward-facing cliffs meeting a vertical westward-facing cliff. A sweeping panoramic view of the town of Manchester, Vermont, its green valley, and the surrounding mountains detained me for fifteen minutes

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40 years ago today: The initial four miles were a piece of cake. The Appalachian Trail traversed flat terrain through dense forests. I breezed quickly over that stretch to make some time for later. I came out of the woods at Stratton Pond, a large mountain lake in an extensive hollow encircled by low ridges.

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Hello there, introduction toot. I'm a 35-year old Belgian who loves hiking and sharing the experiences of those hikes.

I have done multiple long distance hikes in Uk, France, Ireland, Spain,...

Happy to share my blog and experiences and read and hear from others.

Retoot = Thank you very much

Autumn maples stealing the show, New Britain Reservoir, Southington, Connecticut. October 12, 2019, 4:32 PM.

Dormant marsh in winter sunshine, Marino Pond, Plymouth, Connecticut. January 10, 2018, 2:58 PM.

40 years ago today: Rather than the usual solid, low overcast, this rainy day in the mountains was marked by a higher, mid-level overcast, with scattered small clouds drifting past at my altitude. The trail elevation hovered in the 3000- to 3500-foot range all day, while the ceiling was at about 5000 feet.

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