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Month: March 2018

Following a successful field test with our old lounging hammock, I decided I could afford to buy a light-weight backpacking hammock, tarp, and under-quilt …

Four hours later the dishwasher died and we were mopping up a quarter inch of water from the kitchen floor.

It was time to go out on my long awaited backpacking trip with a hammock. Plan ‘A’ was for us to go on a quick, one-night visit to Hercules Glades Wilderness. When Ginger decided she wasn’t going, I quickly came up with Plan ‘B’ which transformed the quick one-nighter into a solo three-day, Friday through Sunday trip. [55 Pictures and lots of words]

Photograph of a Maine Coon Cat

Sleepy Mao. [1 picture]

Day Hike on the Busiek Yellow Trail. Today we decided to take one of the easier trails, and spend a bit of time looking around. [30 Pictures]

Woods Fork, Busiek. Just below the bridge by the east parking Lot. [2 pictures]

Creek Crossing. There are a total of five places where you have to cross Woods Fork. [3 pictures]

Snack Break. We stopped at the Woods Fork crossing to have a quick break. [4 pictures]

Ginger crossing Woods Fork, and a couple of views of the ridge to the south. [3 pictures.]

Decimation. The lower ground alongside the creek took quite a beating during the recent rain and this area must have looked very impressive when Woods Fork flooded. [3 pictures]

Easy Hiking. The colors and way that the vines were over-running the trees were asking to be captured. [4 pictures]

Trail Closed. This is the start of ‘The Van Trail’ For a closed trail it gets quite a lot of traffic. [1 picture]

Dropping Down towards Woods Fork. [6 pictures]

Edge – Getting near the glades on the Busiek Red / Yellow Trail. [4 pictures]

Spring Daffodils – Carter Family Cemetery – Busiek Red / Yellow Trail. We hiked up the ridge and past the Carter Family Cemetery. [3 pictures]

Altar - Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City, Missouri

Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City, Missouri [8 pictures]

Diaconal Ministry and Community. A small group discussion led by the Venerable Bruce Bower. [2 pictures]

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