Hiking the Columbia River Gorge

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Wow! After two and a half months in the Pacific Northwest it is with mixed emotions that I continue my journey south. Although I have not actually lived in Washington since I was 21 years old it has always remained … Continue reading

Homeward Bound Through Idaho and the Sawtooth Mountains

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After another memorable visit to the Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks it was time once again to put that rugged mountain range in my rearview mirror (or in my case… the side-views.) After nearly two years since my last … Continue reading

Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks Revisited… Again!

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My arrival back to the Tetons was something I’d looked forward to for months. Not only is it one of my all time favorite places for its beauty, hiking trails and abundance of wildlife, but I was about to reconnect … Continue reading

Min-uh-SOH-tuh and the Long Journey Back to Grand Tetons

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I completed the Ontario side of the Lake Superior Circle Tour as I crossed back into the US at Grand Portage during the month of July. In order to actually complete the entire 1300 miles I still had to make … Continue reading

Down Time and the Superior Circle Tour

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Since my last post I made my way back across the country to my hometown of Longview Washington in time to visit my stepmother, Marilyn Reisner, just before she passed away. She had been ill for some time and her … Continue reading

New York- Thousand Islands Region

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The Thousand Islands region has long been on my list of places I wanted to see, so as I was heading north into Canada to visit friends I’d met while camped in Florida I made a point of planning my … Continue reading

New York- Lake Champlain, Lake Placid, Ausable Chasm and Brasher Falls

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I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry when I arrived at Cumberland Bay State Park on Lake Champlain in the pouring rain. Because there were so few people there I was able to score an amazing site right on … Continue reading

New York- Hudson River, Catskills and Lake George

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I’m now camped in one of my favorite places, at the base of the Grand Tetons. It’s a gorgeous day and I’m dying to set out on a hike, but I told myself when I arrived yesterday that I could … Continue reading

Over the Rivers and Through the Dells of Pennsylvania

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I left the beautiful Hocking Hills of Ohio with Ohiopyle State Park of Pennsylvania on my radar. Much of the day’s journey, as usual, was by way of windy country roads. If there’s one certainty about taking the road less … Continue reading