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Tag: Appalachian Trail

Zealand Trail to Ethan Pond Trail to Thoreau Falls

It was a beautiful day to ramble off to see some falls.  We trekked out to Thoreau Falls via Zealand Trail to Ethan Pond Trail to Thoreau Falls Trail to the falls. The first 2.5 miles on the Zealand Trail is a comfortable stroll hopping over rocks, avoiding roots, viewing the  occasional peaks to the…

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Challenges

Since 2010 has begun, I have created my own challenges,  faced challenges out of my control, and watched others struggle with their own challenges.  Saturday I overcame a challenge Mike and I set up for us, a long loop hike up to Mount Greylock in Massachusetts. We began our trek via the Hopper Trail inside…

The Mantras I Recite on the Trail

I have certain key mantras I recite to myself when climbing up on a trail.  Yesterday’s hike found me saying my top three; “slow and steady”, “I am the little engine” and finally my favorite “I am a billy-goat.” Mike’s birthday hike had us going on the Mohawk Trail to the Appalachian Trail then doing…