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I’ve been seeing some really hilarious (and always accurate) hiking cartoons on Facebook. I did a little digging to find out more behind the cartoon gal in Boots Mcfarland’s “adventurous outdoor-loving cartoon character”. Boots Mcfarland is Geolyn Carvin’s trail name. She is a Pacific Crest Trail section hiker and seems like a pretty awesome person
I returned from thru hiking California’s 220 mile John Muir Trail about a week ago and figured I needed to visit the Presidential Range as my first hike back. I did this traverse two years ago in the Spring and it was good to be back! I drove up in the morning and got started
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In an epic snow year, a group of artists leave their daily lives behind to hike & record the historic John Muir Trail. From Yosemite to Mt. Whitney: 219 miles in 25 days. Along the way, they are joined by musicians, painters, teachers & other adventure-seekers. In the midst of the grandeur & daily grind,
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
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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