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The Longing of Fall

A hint of fall surprised me this morning. Yesterday was hot, and today will be too. But the air was crisp when I stepped out ahead of the sun. Fall is my favorite, whether I’m in the woods or town. It draws me out and makes me wish for a leaf covered forest, a campfire, … Continue reading

On Top of New Mexico: Wheeler Peak from the Red River Trail

My twelve-year-old son and I started the summer with a failed attempt to hike Wheeler Peak—the highest point in New Mexico at 13,161 feet. The loss was due to poor planning on my part. I didn’t realize that most of the trail was still covered in deep snow in June. Nor did I realize that … Continue reading

Camping and Hiking at Robbers Cave

Texas state parks have stayed full during the last several months; at times it’s nearly impossible to get a camping reservation. The good thing is that it has forced me to go to new places. After researching the top ten camping and hiking spots in Oklahoma, my dad and son and I decided on Robbers … Continue reading

A Day in the Rain

The sunrise was magnificent this morning.  I doubt I’ve ever used the word, “magnificent.” It’s too pompous, but the best fit for what I saw while driving to work. A giant orange-red ball sitting on the horizon, with reddish purple streaks shot through the surrounding sky.  Yesterday I took my coffee outside hoping to see … Continue reading

A Day on the Appalachian Trail

My dad and sister and I flew to West Virginia last week to take care of family business. After that, I took the opportunity to hike trails much different from what I have around home. On Tuesday morning we drove to Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia, which is one of the most beautiful towns I’ve visited. … Continue reading

South Llano River State Park: Social Distancing at its Finest

The bright side to all the craziness in the world is that we have more free time than normal. For years, my son and I have gone camping every fall, and usually also every spring, but we have been so busy that it has been over a year since we’ve gone. Until this past weekend. … Continue reading

Adventures at Beavers Bend State Park

Beavers Bend State Park is just outside of Hochatown, about ten miles north of Broken Bow, in the Southeastern corner of Oklahoma near the Arkansas state line. The Mountain Fork River runs through the state park and is stocked with trout year-round. With the river and Broken Bow Lake, the park is fantastic for fishing. … Continue reading

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