It is Christmas evening. Presents have been open and the turkey devoured. Family is sitting around chit-chatting. I am thinking about and preparing for my next hike.
John Abela over at HikeLighter.com just posted his 12 Favorite Pieces of Hiking Gear for 2012, and invited others to do so too. What the heck, might as well put something together.
Continue reading Favorite Hiking Gear for 2012
Preface to the Gift
In August of 2001, just before his freshman year of high school, my son, Joe called me to share that he had just made the cross country team. Continue reading The Gift of the Magi Redux
Do you believe in luck? I don’t. But sometimes you have to wonder.
A couple days ago I posted about getting into, and staying, in hiking shape. Right after I posted that, I went rollerblading. Now I am not an expert skater by any stretch of the imagination. But I have been skating since I was a kid, both quad and inline skates. I have had my share of spills, but nothing serious — just minor scrapes and bruises.
Well that changed on Friday. Continue reading Good Luck. Bad Luck.
The best way to get and stay in shape is to hike often – preferably every day. However you may want to consider this alternative fun method. If you are easily swayed by your peers, seek approval from your friends, worried about what others think about you; then this is probably not for you.
But if you are your own person the…