The Three Ridges Hike: One of Virginia’s Best Loop Hikes

Three Ridges Hike via the AT Logistical Page **We have added The Three Ridges Hike to our list of the Best Hikes in the Southern Appalachians. In fact, we feel confident that this will make our next revision of the Top Ten Hikes in The Southern Appalachians...but we'll chew on that for a while.** When …

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The Colorado Rockies Join Our Bucket List!

Colorado Makes the Grade as a Hiking State, Duh. Our recent visit to Colorado confirmed to us what we essentially already knew – that the Centennial State is a kick-ass place for hiking. Therefore we have done the needful and added the Colorado Rocky Mountains as a Reserve BucketList destinations. This is a long overdue …

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Climate Change Threatens Mont Blanc’s Glaciers

Glacier Feared to be Close to Collapse, Forcing Closures If there weren't already enough signs that the Earth is warming, here's another; one of Mont Blanc's glaciers has become unstable, and may be close to collapse. The Planpincieux Glacier, just to the northeast of Courmayeur on the Italian side of the mountain, is considered to …

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Climate Change: Has The Battle Finally Turned?

Don't Be On the Losing Side Of The Climate Change "Debate" There is no doubt that climate change is occurring, no doubt that the Earth is warming, and no doubt that human influence is by far and away the principal force behind the rise in global temperatures. There is broad scientific consensus on these facts, …

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How Green Is My Ski Slope: Or, Summer in Vail

More Colorado: Visit to Vail and Rafting Having spent three fantastic days at Rocky Mountain National Park, it was time to move on, albeit with a heavy heart. Despite our pebbly-floored tent, Brian could easily have spent a week or more here exploring the parks proliferation of wilderness trails. But he had promised Sylvia a …

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Sylvia (and Brian’s) Dang Ole Cowboy Adventure

Rocky Mountain National Park III: Horseback Riding in Moraine Park For our third adventure in Rocky Mountain National Park we had originally planned yet another hike...though it would have to be a shorter one, for we planned to change our base at the end of the day to further west. However, Brian, the Minister of …

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Deer Mountain, an Epic Rockies Hike

Rocky Mountain National Park II: Deer Mountain With the limited time we’d had on our first day in Rocky Mountain National Park, we’d still managed to bag scenic Emerald Lake. But with a full day to play with we wanted something more ambitious. Brian had considered several all time Rocky Mountain greats including Deer Mountain, …

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