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The One Where An Evil Spell Was Cast During Trail Magic

The One Where An Evil Spell Was Cast During Trail Magic

  Another hiking story.  I don’t plan these.  They just happen.  Like literally last weekend.  I promise I’ll get back to some rants and banal observations soon.  My draft folder is littered with unfinished ones.  But for now this is what you get. Should we stay or should we go? If you’ve been following along for the past few months you know that I have been spending some extended time in southern Mississippi for work.  Last Friday I flew back…

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Back In The Mississippi Mud

Back In The Mississippi Mud

This is not really a post.  It’s another hiking collage.  Some of you probably don’t find that interesting so I thought I would give you a warning right off the bat.  Consider yourself warned.  You can now go watch soccer playing alpacas on YouTube.  I won’t even trick you into a Rickroll this time.  I know, I’m the goods.  For those of you who do like hiking stuff read on.  I’m back in southern Mississippi for work.  My son, Dusty, is…

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No Mountains? No Problem!

No Mountains? No Problem!

I’ve been on an extended work trip to southern Mississippi and before I came down I was a little bummed. It is an excellent time of the year for hiking in the Virginia mountains and I am missing it! But a few weekends ago I decided to stop pouting and look around. You know what I found? Mississippi is beautiful in its own right. This place took a hard hit from Katrina but they have done a great job of rebuilding….

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A WALK, TRIP, STUMBLE IN THE WOODS

A WALK, TRIP, STUMBLE IN THE WOODS

You ever have a story you wanted to tell but were afraid it would hurt the feeling of some of the ones involved? Yea, this is one of those. I’ve wanted to tell this story for a while, but the others involved know about my blog and could potentially read this. I’ve decided to tell it anyway and hope feelings aren’t hurt too much. I will change names to protect the guilty. Except for my dog. He can’t read and…

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More Messing Around With My Go Pro

More Messing Around With My Go Pro

This isn’t a real post.  I went on an overnight hike last month that I briefly mentioned in another post and I brought my Go Pro along.  I made a short edit of some of the video I shot on the hike and thought I would show it to you.  Enjoy!  Or don’t.  Not trying to tell you what to do.

Ranger Rick? Try Ranger Dick!

Ranger Rick? Try Ranger Dick!

I spent the last weekend on an Appalachian Trail backpacking trip with my hiking partner, Sawyer, The Trail Wonder Dog.  While we were lying in our two man one man/one dog tent in the dead of the night, all alone in the wilderness, I remembered a story about the time I went camping a few years ago with my sons and thought it would be a good blog topic.  Then I got slightly distracted when I heard about 42 coyotes (not even sure they…

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I’m Thinking Oscar Short Film Contender For Sure

I’m Thinking Oscar Short Film Contender For Sure

Several months ago my wife gave me a Go Pro video camera so I could record the hikes I take.  She used to accompany me on these hikes but her rheumatoid arthritis has gotten to a point where she just can’t do it anymore.  So she wanted me to record the hikes I go on with my hiking partner, Sawyer, the 100 LB wonder dog. That way she gets to watch them afterward and it’s kind of like she was there with…

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