Tag Archives: Travel

Paddling to Darien

Share In an earlier post, we described and illustrated what the flooded Altamaha was like on our Georgia Conservancy paddle trip.  This post will take you down the river and through the marshes to Darien.   Remember the water is still … Continue reading

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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 Tetons BackCountry Vacation on a Budget

Share In an earlier post we promised to tell you how to do a Grand Teton backpacking vacation on a budget even though Jackson Hole is one of the highest per capita income places in the USA. Here’s how you do … Continue reading

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Altamaha to Darien with the Georgia Conservancy

Share This is the first of four posts inspired by a phenomenal group of people who are advocates and conservators for our great outdoors and plan and facilitate great outdoor experiences for the rest of us.  For this a personal debt of … 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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Cumberland Island – Why Is that Raccoon after my food?

Share We returned to Cumberland Island for another back country adventure and naturally took a little too much food with us. We could have eaten it all but we didn’t. We took our usual GRUBPACK back country food  sack made of … 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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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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