All posts filed under: Hiking

“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, “Our National Parks.” If you aren’t one of the tired people who have realized how helpful getting into the wilderness is, I encourage you to take one of these hikes – or the closest one to you – then call me in the morning. I guarantee you that whatever problems you face seem so much better after a long walk outside.

Happy 2nd Anniversary!

I figured the second anniversary of my diagnosis was as good as any to get back on the blogging horse and ride a while again. So what have I been up to for the last six months? Well, kicking Gus out – for real and true this time – is just one thing.

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Shawnee Lookout: Life-sized Timeline

Today, I was supposed to knock out three hikes and make up for some lost time. But, with the temperature in the single digits this morning when I started to head out, I thought I’d rather just curl up with a pot of coffee and get some busy work done. (Hiking in sub-zero temps may be OK with The Real Hiking Viking, but not for Cassie. Though I am enjoying watching his hike progress.) I was going to hike Shawnee Lookout today, but instead I’ll fill you in on some of the history of my second-favorite local park. Then next weekend, we’ll see how my lungs fare on its trails.