The Hike to the World’s Most Celebrated Bunion, Charlies!

Charlie’s Bunion, Great Smoky Mountains National Park *We have added Charlie’s Bunion via the AT to our list of Great Hikes in the Southern Appalachians. It’s actually a no-brainer on this list, a hike that everyone in the region eventually does. It would also be very near the top of our favorite hikes named for …

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Another Unheralded Gem of the National Park System

Teddy Roosevelt National Park *This post continues the mining of old photographs taken in the pre-digital era. We therefore apologize in advance that the quality of the pictures is not quite up to the usual standards. Today we’re again going back into the vault, to the days when photographs were printed on paper, phones didn’t …

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Looking to Get Off the Beaten Path? Try the Lone Star State

Big Bend and Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Texas Looking for a great American National Park experience? Our suggestion is to look off the beaten path. As far as the outdoor recreation community is concerned, that perfectly describes the dang ole Great State of Texas. No one thinks of Texas as being a hiking mecca. But …

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Tough times for Zion National Park

Angels Landing reopens...but now the Narrows is indefinitely closed. A lot of unfortunate news coming out of Zion National Park these days. First, due to damage resulting from a severe storm earlier this year, the Angels Landing Trail – the most popular in the park – was closed for months. Then, just days after Angel’s …

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2016 Flashback…ONP

*This post originally appeared on the blog in December 2017...We have re-posted for the enjoyment of all during our 'Summer re-runs" while Brian and Sylvia are in search of new adventures. After leaving Rainier we headed south Olympic National Park. This is the only area of Washington, besides Seattle, that I have previously visited and …

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My Buddy, Rainier!

*This post originally appeared on the blog in December 2017...We have re-posted for the enjoyment of all during our 'Summer re-runs" while Brian and Sylvia are in search of new adventures. *We have added the Skyline Trail on Mt. Rainier to the list of Great Hikes in the USA and Canada! In my opinion there …

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2016 Flashback: The Pacific Northwest

*This post originally appeared on the blog in December 2017...We have re-posted for the enjoyment of all during our 'Summer re-runs" while Brian and Sylvia are in search of new adventures. The San Juan Islands / Mt. Constitution Located about halfway between Seattle, Washington and Vancouver, British Columbia, The scenic San Juan Islands are a …

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