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Walk, Walk, Walk

“Everywhere is within walking distance if you have the time.”

-Steven Wright

Not that those of us who hike/walk have to be told, but check out the link below for some great information on the benefits of walking. It fascinates me that an activity as simple as walking can have such a profound effect on your overall health.

https://www.bluezones.com/2018/07/research-says-walking-this-much-per-week-extends-your-life/?utm_source=Blue+Zones+Newsletter&utm_campaign=2c230d255d-WalkThisMuchPerWeektoProlongYourLife&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_9642311849-2c230d255d-199275553&mc_cid=2c230d255d&mc_eid=08164130e2

Happy reading and as always, Happy Hiking!!!

Quick Saturday Morning Hike

“Me thinks that the moment my legs begin to move, my thoughts begin to flow.”

– Henry David Thoreau

My original plan for this beautiful Saturday morning was to head out early and get in about 8-9 miles. However, as plans always do, this changed after I was 1.5 miles into the hike. As I walked, my left Achilles started to hurt. I decided pretty quickly that 8 miles was not going to happen and after a short water break I cut the loop short and headed back towards the start of the hike. All in all, I still ended hiking just over 4 miles.

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The reservoir across the street from the entrance of Ward Pound Ridge Reservation.

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The same reservoir…

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The field at the start of the hike.

Happy Hiking!!!

Hike #17-4.2-101.9

Blue Skies And Spring

Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity.”

-John Muir

With summer rapidly approaching and daylight extending way past what we were seeing just a couple of months ago, the best way to end a day to head to Ward Pound Ridge Reservation. With clear blue skies and empty trails, this hike was as close to perfect as you can get.

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The start of today’s hike.

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A stream that runs next to the trail.

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Upstream just a little bit from the picture above.

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A register located on the DH Trail.

Happy Hiking!!!

Hike #12-5.5-68.7

Reflections

“On the still waters of surrender, the reflections of clarity appears.”

-Bryant McGill

“The world is but a canvas to our imagination.”

-Henry David Thoreau

My daughter is taking a photography class as an elective in her high school and her most recent assignment was to capture “reflections.” So today we ventured out to Fahnestock State Park to Pelton Pond to look for some reflections on the water. Since I had to drive her there, I figured that I would bring my own camera to see what pictures I could get. Even though it was a cloudy day, I think these photos came out reasonably well.

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Awakening-WPC

This is a photo taken prior to the start of a hike at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation. The sky was void of any clouds and the sun was just rising to bring us a new day, a day of endless possibilities.

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Awakening

Radiant

“We are beyond words.”

-Rumi

Taken after several days of rain, I was out hiking and when I stopped for water I looked up and saw the most beautiful blue sky with puffy white clouds mixed in. Since all I had seen for days were grey skies, the sense of relief I got when I looked up was remarkable. 

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A Little Blues To Get You Through Your Day

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Unless it has been gear reviews, I really haven’t recommended much on this blog. But as I was checking out another blog, Living (https://mylifewithoutreligion.com/about-me/), he had a post about Seasick Steve, a musician and surfer from California. Of course I immediately watched the video he had on his page and then went to you tube.

My advice to you-check him out. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-upKgaHh3WE

His bio is also quite fascinating. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seasick_Steve