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New Skills and New Tasks: Concrete Finishing and Welding

As I mentioned in my introductory post about my Americorps service with Santa Fe Habitat for Humanity, one of the things that interested me about working with this particular affiliate was the opportunity… Continue reading

Two Hikes in the National Forests of Western Montana

The weather finally began cooperating as we headed north out of Idaho into western Montana. We took Route 93 through the magnificent gorge cut by the North Fork of the Salmon River then… Continue reading

Hiking the Rim of the Paunsaugunt Plateau

After the closing on the house we began our journey by heading east over the mountains to a section of national forest on the Paunsaugunt Plateau. The plateau was within range for day… Continue reading

Our First Few Weeks Back in Utah

As I mentioned in my last post, we’ve been back in Utah for a few weeks now – actually about 4 weeks as I’m writing this. Instead of diving back into our usual… Continue reading

Best Fall destinations according to travel experts — Trails Unblazed

Source: “Best Fall Destinations According to Travel Experts” a collaborative post on Trails Unblazed Last week I was asked by Chris and Laura of the blog Trails Unblazed to contribute to a post… Continue reading

Hikes in Gila National Forest, the Gila Cliff Dwellings, and the Old Mining Town of Pinos Altos

After leaving Las Cruces we began heading west on a roundabout route back to Utah. Our first stop was for a few days hiking in Gila National Forest, a visit to the Gila… Continue reading

89 Travel Bloggers Share Their Favorite Natural Sites on Earth – ForTheLoveOfWanderlust.com

Source: 89 Travel Bloggers Share Their Favorite Natural Sites on Earth Today I had the honor of being included in a list of travel bloggers’ favorite places on earth compiled by Paige on her… Continue reading

(Top Ten) Favorite Places

I’m always asked what my favorite place has been, by both my friends and people I meet on my travels, and I feel a little silly not having an answer. I can usually… Continue reading

Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Part 1: The Western Coast

My first and second days in Cape Breton Highlands National Park I stopped often at lookoffs, beaches, and short trails as I made my way up the western coast of the park from… Continue reading

On Freedom

The topic of freedom is an intensely philosophical one, and one that I hesitate to broach. People significantly more intelligent than I have written much more eloquently on the topic than I could… Continue reading