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Pathfinder Camping Checklist

As a pre-teen, I was a member of the Pathfinders, which is the Seventh-Day Adventist (SDA) version of co-ed Boy Scouts. (Interestingly enough, the Pathfinders pre-date the Boy Scouts by three years). One of the fun things I would do … Continue reading

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Cibola National Forest

This weekend, we spent a little time hiking around the Cibola National Forest. We started out by spending Saturday night in Water Canyon. We didn’t bring a tent, but the weather was excellent, so we unrolled a sleeping bag and … Continue reading

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Geocaching in Southeastern Kansas

This past week, I have been on the road.  I drove to Decatur, IL, for a chemical safety training, and did not have much time outdoors. Having said that, we did make a few stops along the way.  We stopped … Continue reading

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Outdoor Books: Hatchet, by Gary Paulsen

I first read this novel in the 7th grade, and I really loved it.  It was required reading for my class, as we did a unit on survival. The plot of the story is that a 13 year old boy … Continue reading

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Top of the World Hike, CA

On November 22, 2015, my girlfriend and I took the trail to the Top of the World near Laguna Beach, CA. The park folks tried to warn us that there was a huge elevation change (300-ish ft). We didn’t tell … Continue reading

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Wildlife Near My House

On a bike ride around the neighborhood, I saw this guy: …and in my front yard, I saw these baby quail. Enjoy! Thank you for reading my post.

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Pino Trail: 6/21/15

Yesterday, JoAnna and I hiked up the side of Sandia Crest using the Pino Trail. All said and done, it was like 8.2 miles, with 4200′ of elevation change. I tried to record the journey on my cell phone, but … Continue reading

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