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Hocking Hills State Park

October 22, 2009 Leave a comment

Hiking at Hocking Hills State Park in Ohio, including Ash Cave, Cedar Falls, Old Man’s Cave, Rose Lake, the Buckeye Trail, and other trails connecting these areas.

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Conkle’s Hollow State Nature Preserve

October 21, 2009 Leave a comment

Hiking at the Conkle’s Hollow State Nature Preserve in the Hocking Hills region of Ohio.

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Rachel Carson Trail Challenge

June 24, 2006 Leave a comment

The Rachel Carson Trail is a 34-mile hiking trail near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Every year on the Saturday closest to the Summer Solstice (to provide the longest possible daylight), the Rachel CarsonTrail Challenge is held, where participants hike (or attempt to hike) the entire trail in one day.

This was my first time participating in this event. It took me about 15 hours to hike the entire trail; I finished, but not before the “official” cut-off time.

Chugach State Park

March 14, 2004 Leave a comment

Snowshow hiking at Chugach State Park in Anchorage

Western Road Trip – Another summit in Boulder

January 13, 2004 Leave a comment

On Tuesday 13 Jan, Brad took went in late to work so we could get our last hike in, this time up Green Mountain. It was pretty icy there, plus it was getting late, so Brad turned around about two-thirds of the way up to head to work, and I proceeded to the summit.

I spent the rest of the day on Tuesday exploring around town some more, including The Hill area near the University.

Western Road Trip – A Brick Workout in Boulder

January 11, 2004 Leave a comment

Sunday 11 Jan was designated as super-workout day. In the morning, Brad and I headed up once again to Mt. Sanitas. Then, we immediately headed out on our bikes to Lee Hill Road, a 1200-foot climb.

On Monday 12 Jan, I spent the day taking a rest from exercise, and wandered around town looking at the many gear shops again. I test rode an Ellsworth Truth mountain bike (very sweet) and a couple of Rocky Mountain bikes. I spent too much at the Performance Bike store.

Me and Brad on the summit of Mt. Sanitas

Western Road Trip – More Nederland, CO

January 10, 2004 Leave a comment

On Friday 9 Jan, I headed up to Eldora Mountain Resort to ski for the day. It was a decent hill, but it has a reputation for being very windblown. The front side on this day was in pretty good shape. I ventured over the the back side once, but the main slope there was a solid sheet of ice, and the more interested backcountry terrain was closed. The front side was enough to keep me having fun for the day, though.

On Saturday 10 Jan, Brad and I headed back up to Eldora for more snowshoeing. It warm a warm and beautiful day, and the people-watching was good, with lots of other groups of snowshoers and cross-country skiers out.

After the mountain excursion, we stopped in the town of Nederland for coffee, then headed back down to Boulder for a fantastic lunch at Hapa Sushi Grill. Their happy hour rates allowed us both to eat our fill of sushi rolls for under $20.