About

My name is Michael Doyle and I am an amateur writer, poet, photographer and woodworker. Hiking has been my passion for most of my life and I use each of these mediums (except for the woodworking!) to convey that passion through The Zen Hiker. 

Living in the Hudson Valley of New York provides me with a wide range of hikes: in length, difficulty and terrain. If you are from the Tri State area (NY, NJ &CN) and are looking for a hike, feel free to pick a month and dive right in! If you aren’t from this area, please take some time to check out everything that The Zen Hiker has to offer.

When I am not hiking, I work as a special education history teacher at a high school in Westchester County, NY where I have worked for the last eighteen years.

23 thoughts on “About

  1. Laine Anne Jensen

    I’m happy to discover this lovely blog. Your header photo is stunning. If it is yours, I would love to write a piece of short fiction inspired by it. I would also credit you and publish a link to your blog in the post.

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  2. The Zen Hiker Post author

    I wish that it was my photo! I found it on the web and thought it fit my frame of mind at the time. If I had any photos that were anywhere near as stunning I would use one of them as my header. Thanks for the kind words about the blog. I will admit that I hope that someday I can approach your level of writing.

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  3. Laine Anne Jensen

    Thank you. Your journey will take you where only you can go. I look forward to sharing your steps through your words. FYI – I don’t receive notices when you reply to a comment. I came back to read and saw your response.

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  4. Miriam

    Hi Michael, lovely to meet you. Thanks for stopping by my blog and following. Look forward to exploring more of your world through your blog. Happy hikes and warm wishes from Australia.

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  5. Osyth

    Thank you so much for flattering me by following my blog. I hope I won’t disappoint. I love your Hunter Thompson quote …. it is enough to convince me that a blog written with that as it’s banner is going to be a blog I thoroughly enjoy. You have quite an eye and you hike – what more can I ask for!

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  6. The Showers of Blessing

    I can feel your love of hiking. My daughter and her husband love hiking also. They just did a 10-day trip of rock climbing in Bryce Canyon, Utah, should go home tomorrow. Next, they want to hike Dolomite Mountain in N. Italy. We do little hikes compare to them. Thank you for visiting my blog and follow. See you around soon. 🙂

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  7. enmanscamera

    Hello Michael, you found the blog where I write about Photography. If photography is the subject you were searching for then you can be sure that photography is the only subject I discuss.
    Now that I know about you I will spend some time looking at the images you produce and reading what you have to say about them.
    Nice to be in contact.

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    1. The Zen Hiker Post author

      Even though I have been taking pictures for awhile, it has always been with a relatively inexpensive camera. I recently (last week) upgraded my camera and I am trying to find out as much information about photography as I can. So although I happened upon your blog, I am glad that I did because I am trying to learn what I can! I do try to participate in as many photo challenges as I can and I do love taking pictures. Thanks for taking the time to respond, I appreciate it!

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