Seven Miles – and just under a mile to go before I set up camp for the night – I ended up hiking a total of 7.76 miles with 730 ft. of elevation gained.

Day Three – Feet up, enjoying the Campfire. +1

Gear Test – Sealskinz waterproof socks. Wet shoes, dry feet – Waterproof sock, and they worked. Now I have a footwear solution for snowy trails. It’s just a shame I didn’t get these before it snowed. One-minute read, +1

Unexpected ice – there was a lot more ice on the trail than I expected. Hercules Glades – Day One. +1

Hot chocolate and enjoying the view. +1

On the edge – Not the longest drop along the ridge, but the trees help give the picture a more vertigo-inducing look. It’s probably only 60-80 feet.

In the woods – It is a nothing picture. You need to be there, listening to the birds, hearing and feeling the breeze, smelling the woodsy smells, and enjoying the warm sunshine on your skin.

New gear testing – Luna Sandals – I’ve had these several months, but this is the first opportunity I’ve had to get out hiking in them.

Wet Feet Hike – The full write up of my recent hike. I was determined to get out on a couple of free days no matter what the weather was. The forecast was for rain and as it had been raining a lot the past few days I was expecting the trails to be wet. Trip write-up: 16-minute read, 48 pictures

Feet Up and Taking a Break – We’ve been a tad busy of late, so I took a day off and just sat in the back yard.

Barefoot in the snow

Quick winter hiking clothing test – 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. 2 pictures

Not that you can see the ice on the leaves

Today comprised church and sitting in the backyard, that sums up my day. I must have still been tired as I slept away part of the afternoon.

Catch-22 (365:280). Tonight I watched Catch-22 for the first time in many years.

It’s Friday. Put your feet up and take a break (365:224) – Or FUTAB is it is often referred to on Flickr.

Ginger and Gary on the beach (365:195) – UK June 2011 – Day 30. Out of focus? Possibly, but if it is, tough. Two-minute read

Muddy feet (365:141) – After yesterday’s rain it was a bit muddy on the Sac River trail today, but I revel in squelching through mud and splashing through creeks so I had great fun. One-minute read, 5 pictures

Crossing Camp Creek (365:124) – Today we hiked the white and orange trails at Busiek. 8 pictures

It’s Thursday and this isn’t a picture of me studying. Just a quick picture of my cut hair on the floor, before I settled down studying for the day. At class this evening we took some time out to go down to the hospital to see our classmate John.

Feet up, taking a break on the trail (365:082) – Today was a very windy day. Five-minute read, 8 pictures

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