Amazing Heritage Trails from around the World.

Liberty Bend Trail along the Missouri River

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Cool shade and soft breezes, Scoville Reservoir, Wolcott, Connecticut. July 19, 2020, 6:52 PM.

A bit hot and dry on the hike today, but interesting late-summer ground cover.

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Water lilies, Marino Pond, Plymouth, Connecticut. September 17, 2020, 5:01 PM.

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40 years ago today: The highlight of my day occurred when I brilliantly attempted to cross a bog bridge at full speed in the rain. Bog bridges are wooden walkways built across muddy areas to prevent heavy hiker traffic from tearing up fragile wetlands. This one was constructed of split tree trunks with the flat side up.

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40 years ago today: I set out at 8:40 yet another early-bird start on the trail. I atoned for this somewhat by hiking the four-and-a-half miles to October Mountain Shelter by 10:15. The water supply was reported to be unfit to drink, and the shelter itself was quite run-down.

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Tablelands Trail at the Tablelands in Gros Morne National Park


Wildflowers and lily pads sunset, Scoville Reservoir, Wolcott, Connecticut. July 15, 2021, 8:11 PM.

Rocky marshland, New Britain Reservoir, Wolcott, Connecticut. September 24, 2019, 6:27 PM.

Good morning, and Happy Friday Eve.

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40 years ago today: Three miles later, I was at Finerty Pond. The next good water on the trail was more than eight miles ahead, so I settled for bad water and pitched my tent for the night. I was not about to drink pond water without boiling it for several minutes. I was forced to drink hot chocolate with my meal.

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40 years ago today: The AT finally turned off the roads and passed through forests of pine, hemlock, and hardwoods on its way to Upper Goose Pond. Once again, the forest floor was a mass of brilliant green ferns. That is becoming one of my favorite features of the Berkshires.

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Early dusting of snow sunset, Hidden Lake, Fall Mountain, Plymouth, Connecticut. October 31, 2020, 5:43 PM.

Golden hour ferns, Mattatuck Trail, Fall Mountain, Plymouth, Connecticut. September 9, 2019, 6:21 PM.

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40 years ago today: The followed dirt roads for most of the ensuing five miles to US 7 the final mile or so was on a paved road. I passed through an attractive mixture of farms and woods: green and gold fields of ripening corn, cool, dark forest groves, green pastures dappled with yellow dandelions, some amazing views back towards the Taconics.

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40 years ago today: Today began with the final three-and-a-half miles of the Taconic Range: Mount Bushnell with its excellent views, Jug End with more extensive views, and a series of nice lookouts in between. Jug End in particular was outstanding.

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Jurubir Hot Springs in Nuqu, Colombia

Natural hot springs hidden in the rainforest are only accessible by boat.

Tisk Stny in Tis, Czechia

Towering sandstone rock formations where &The Chronicles of Narnia& was filmed.

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A vision of autumn through the pines, Mattatuck State Forest, Terryville, Plymouth, Connecticut. October 27, 2020, 5:17 PM.

Crooked tree, marsh, forest and beaver pond at golden hour, Marino Pond, Plymouth, Connecticut. September 9, 2019, 6:04 PM.

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40 years ago today: The southern portion of the Taconic Mountain Range is basically two parallel chains separated by a high central valley. The Appalachian Trail follows the eastern fork. In Connecticut, this consists of a high, wooded plateau called Mount Riga, with the rocky crag of Lions Head rising from its southernmost tip.

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Tablelands in Gros Morne National Park


I've lived in the same neighborhood since 2017 and just discovered this trail down the road from me last summer.
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Fair weather clouds and lily pads, Herron Pond, White Memorial Wildlife Sanctuary, Morris, Connecticut. August 1, 2023, 1:56 PM. And check out the partially submerged fallen tree trunk that is sprouting new green shoots. That's one tough tree.

Cloud cover, snow cover, ice cover. Colorless world, Scoville Reservoir, Wolcott, Connecticut. February 12, 2021, 4:35 PM.

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40 years ago today: I dropped my backpack and carried my camera five hundred feet down a side trail to Rands View, a spot at the top of a high, sloping pasture where a remarkable view northward revealed the Taconic Range from Lions Head in Connecticut to Mount Everett in Massachusetts.

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The trail turned into a virtual rock climb straight up the face of a cliff to the top of Barrack Mountain. It was a rather sadistic climb for a backpacking trail, but some open ledges near the summit offered great views to the north and to the south some of the nicest since Shenandoah National Park.

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After the thunderstorm, one Flower remains...
After The Rain Blue Rodeo
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Grey haze to the east, but breaking up over the South side of the harbour ..

We're supposed to walk along a beach today.
I need 3-4 hours without rain. Is that too much to ask

Sometime this week, rain or shine, we're hiking that beach and trails.
One of the few in Nova Scotia that we didn't complete yet.

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Streets of Brisbane long exposure showing light trails of cars.

Passing storm sunset, Scoville Reservoir, Wolcott, Connecticut. July 14, 2021, 8:33 PM. Well, that was close. Now enjoy the sunset.

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40 years ago today: The Appalachian Trail went into Dark Entry Ravine, ascending through the perpetual twilight silence of an old hemlock forest. Long years of decomposing fallen needles had buried the boulder-strewn ground and transformed it into a soft, lumpy carpet. It was lovely, even though the stream was barely running.

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40 years ago today: It was still cloudy this morning when I woke up, and the air had turned even chillier. I had not seen a morning that cold since Tennessee. After the persistent heat wave that dogged me through six states from Virginia through New York, shivering was a pleasure. Still, in order to warm up, I really had to start moving quickly when I hit the trail.

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