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“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.

Next up: 52 Hike Challenge

Blogger’s Note: (Logo above courtesy of I wrote this post, oh, probably three months ago.  I tried to start the challenge introduced in this post in October, but it was a fail. So was restarting my blogging at that time. But, we’re through the holidays and on to the lonnnnng haul of winter, where there’s nothing to do but wait for spring. (And hike!) My life is a mess of halves right now. I have half-unpacked boxes stacked in corners and shoved into closets – even though I moved almost a month ago. There are half-written blog posts and half-edited pictures and videos littering my laptop. I have a half-eaten sandwich next to me. And don’t forget the half-dead mutt laying in the floor next to my desk because I’m ignoring her begging right now. Eventually, I’ll get my life together again. But until then, I’ll stop neglecting my blog. Summer got a bit nuts there at the end. I wish I could say I took off on a grand adventure, or spent more time …