I was lucky enough to have Patriot’s Day off (I’m a teacher in Massachusetts) and planned a hike for the day. I decided on Galehead Mountain (4024 feet). It’s typically a 10.2 mile hike, but about three miles are added to it during the Winter and early Spring before the Gale River Loop Road is

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The Icelandic landscape is vast, varied and ruggedly beautiful with geysers and hot springs, huge icecaps and glaciers, fjords and waterfalls. The dramatic scenery was shaped by volcanic eruptions and carved out by glaciers. Much of the island is uninhabited and unspoiled. I was fortunate to have spent twenty-six hours in Iceland during a layover

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