Tag: forest

For the love of conifers

“I love pine trees!” Niecie squeed in excitement on coming upon a dense thicket of evergreens during a hike in the Hickson Forest last Sunday. Niecie hugging the broad trunk of a tree in excitement, a broad smile creeping across her face. The dense line of coniferous trees painted a swath of green across the monochrome […]

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Building stamina for the long walk

The week is over and my body is sore, cut and bruised. A thick callus covers my right heal, proof of every step of the 12 miles of trails I’d covered. To some, 12 miles may sound like a lot, to veteran hikers and backpackers it may sound like a drop in the bucket. For me, it’s simply progress. […]

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