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The Dry Tortugas west of Key West

Share 70 miles west of Key West sits a group of islands that when first discovered by the European explorers where reportedly home only to birds and turtles, hence the name Tortugas in honor of the Turtles. Attempts at making … Continue reading

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Grand Teton: Backpacking up to Marion Lake

Share In our earlier post we came up Granite Canyon Trail to the last campsite in  the Upper Granite Camping Zone of this section of Grant Teton National Park.  From this campsite distance to Marion Lake is less than two miles … Continue reading

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Grand Teton Wildflowers

Share The images of the wildflowers in this post were taken during our backpacking vacation trek in the Grand Teton from Granite Canyon Trailhead to Jenny Lake.   No more words, just images and captions.                 … Continue reading

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Leaving Banff in the Morning

Share It was time for us to leave Banff.   So we said  good-by to the city limits of Banff before dawn and headed  west on the Trans-Canada Highway.   The sun began to paint the sky and brought the … Continue reading

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Smoky Mountains-Mount LeConte via Rainbow Falls Trail

Share We did our annual fall hike up  Mount LeConte in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park .  We may only make one hike up next year as we didn’t get a reservation at the lodge  for the fall in … Continue reading

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Georgia State Parks: Endangered Species!

Share We decided to add kayaking to our skill set, partially because we attended a Georgia Conservancy/REI lecture on paddling the rivers of central Georgia and partially because a friend recommended Paddle Georgia to us as another adventure.  We knew that … Continue reading

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Coeur d’Alene and Ironman Triathalon, too!

Share Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, USA (June 2012)   Near this tree on the banks of Lake Coeur d’Alene is a commemorative sign telling of the Native Americans who once gathered on the shores of the beautiful lake in northern Idaho.   After … Continue reading

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Lake Louise to Lake Agnes: A vacation hike worth the walk near Banff

Share Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada (June 2012)  If Banff is on your bucket list, then you need to fill your bucket up to the brim and drive a few miles northwest of Banff along the Trans Canada Highway to Lake … Continue reading

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Ponies, bikes, trails, and the Virginia Creeper

Share Along the Virginia – North Carolina border, near the little town of Damascus, a section of the Appalachian Trail runs out of town over the mountains and through Grayson Highlands State Park.  Damascus itself is noteworthy as a resupply … Continue reading

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Something new in the Smoky Mountain NP for the Through Hikers near the Appalachian Trail

Share Our little group just finished another hike to Mount LeConte near Gatlinburg, Tennessee, USA.  I’ll post all the details later, but I wanted to share a part of the trip with you in a condensed version.  We were at … Continue reading

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