Five-Star Trails: The Ozarks, Jim Warnock, Lake Alma,

Navigating Icy Trails On Lake Alma in Arkansas

Years ago we asked my youngest daughter about vacation ideas. This young lady is now more widely traveled than her father, but at that time she named several options that we’d already visited. When asked why she liked these places, she said, “Because we’ve been...

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Nimblewill Nomad, Ten Million Steps

What You Learn While Walking Route 66

Route 66. Chicago to San Diego. 121 days. 2,300 miles. 19 miles a day. This would seem like an unimaginable distance for almost anyone. Now imagine being 79 years old and accomplishing this feat. Damn. Yet this is commonplace for Nimblewill Nomad. Since his first odyssey in...

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60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Boston, Boston hiking, Lafe Low, Menasha Ridge Press

More Hikes Within 60 Miles of Boston

In case you’re wondering, these hike previews I’ve been feeding you are presented in the order in which I did the actual research hikes. The order in which they will appear in 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Boston is much different. They’re separated into categories...

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60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Boston, Boston hiking, Lafe Low, Menasha Ridge Press

60 Hikes Within 60 Miles of Boston

While at this point, I have completed my writing and editing for the second edition of 60 Hikes within 60 Miles of Boston (that loud raucous noise you may have heard the first weekend of November was me celebrating!), I will continue to feed you...

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60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Boston, Boston hiking, Lafe Low, Menasha Ridge Press

Continuing 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles of Boston

Lafe here checking in as I am finishing the research hikes and the revising of 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Boston, but I will continue to feed you appetizers. Enjoy! #36 Ogilvie Town Forest Tucked away in and around neighborhoods of Weston, Ogilvie Town Forest is a...

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Best Recovery Hikes After the Marine Corps Marathon

After months of training and hundreds of miles logged, the Marine Corps Marathon is finally here! Congratulations on making it to the starting line, and good luck running the race! When you proudly cross that finish line on Sunday afternoon, hiking will probably be the last thing on...

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Five-Star Trails: The Ozarks

Sauntering Through the Ozarks

Hiking—I don’t like either the word or the thing. People ought to saunter in the mountains – not hike! ~ John Muir Today was about checking my 4-mile adopted section of the Ozark Highlands Trail. I’d recently read the above John Muir quote and planned to...

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60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Boston, Boston hiking, Lafe Low, Menasha Ridge Press

60 Hikes Within 60 Miles of Boston: Still Hiking

Something peculiar happens when you’re playing—I mean, hurriedly hiking—and finishing a guidebook before the first snow falls in Massachusetts. You write the notes, take the photos, and post them online, but forget to pair your memories with your photos in the form of a blog...

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Five Hidden Gems to Hike in D.C. This Fall

At first glance, Washington, D.C., may seem like a large city with an inescapable amount of people and politics. Even the sightseeing-worthy national monuments and museums will find you elbow-to-elbow with equally contemplative tourists. While touring the traditional D.C. monuments is all well and good, Renee...

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Five Star Trails: The Ozarks

Sharing My Love of the Trails

During a phone interview with Kyle Kellams of KUAF, I mentioned how hiking and writing about trails go together for me. I couldn’t imagine doing one without the other. He said, “So, in addition to being a thru-hiker, you’re a ‘thru-writer.'” I thought, what a cool...

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