In 2010 we went from car camping to hiking and backpacking in six months. I reflect on what instigated that change, and how we are going to keep on getting out. [8 pictures]
Gary and Lanie go hiking on the Yellow trail at Busiek State Forest and Wildlife area. We took a quick side trip to introduce Lanie to the old panel van [7 pictures]
A day hike on the Busiek Orange and White trails. [20 Pictures]
We’re still working on getting back in condition. Today, we wanted to increase the distance and elevation climbed while not getting too wet and muddy, and not driving too far. We settled on hiking the complete Silver Trail at Busiek… Continue Reading →
We stopped hiking in 2013, it wasn’t deliberate. First we missed our ‘annual’ Spring Break backpacking trip, then we both got tied up with work. I abandoned my semi-retired state, and getting out just faded away. No backpacking, no hiking,… Continue Reading →
One of my favorite pictures from this afternoon’s hike.
With temperatures down to 18°F (-8°C) and six-seven inches of snow on the ground, I thought it would be a good opportunity to check how my hiking clothing fared. I also thought it’d be fun to check how well my huaraches and woolen toe socks held up in the conditions.
Old man’s beard on the trees at the edge of the bluff
Every so often the knot under the sole between my toes breaks off. When it does I have to stop and tie a new one.
A picture from last weekend’s backpacking trip. We were checking out a stock pond to see if it might provide drinking water. The pond was not only quite large, but also surrounded by cattails which had started to break apart and seed.
This afternoon we made the effort to leave our desks behind and hike what we call the ‘Hill Loop’ of the Busiek Silver Trail – 2.58 miles and 574 ft of Elevation.
Hiking the silver trail at Busiek. The Silver trail loops here – whichever way you go you’re going to end up climbing and descending the 300′ hill in the distance.