Whether you are new to an area or a native, an experienced or novice hiker, one of the best ways to get to know people and your surroundings is to hike. You may never put on hiking boots, but people like to walk, even if it is around their neighborhood. There are so many trails, … Continue reading Goal: 500 Miles in 5 Months
There are magical places where natural beauty is unlike anywhere else you have seen. Lake Louise in Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada is one of those places. Visiting in mid-October gave us a chance to hike the lakeshore with only 100 hundred people instead of the thousands who visit in here in the summer. The snow … Continue reading Turquoise Water
Exhaustion from Hikes?
Nahum 1:15 “Behold, on the mountains the feet of him who brings good news, who announces peace!” (NAS) Hiking buddies are precious friends who are always up for a walk with you. It can be those who are more adventurous and like the unknown. Sometimes you are the leader and sometimes they are. I have … Continue reading Hiking Buddies
“My mouth shall speak wisdom; And the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding.” Psalm 49:3 NAS A trip to Houston is a trip to my past. I started my adult life in Southeast Texas three decades ago when I left the Midwest for the glories of the ocean and a new culture. The … Continue reading Hiking Houston Style
An Abandoned Ranch building. Old weathered wood smothered in snow throughout the winter shows decades of destruction. In the distance, the horses graze oblivious to the yellow trees behind them. The town of … Continue reading The Gold Mine Loop Victor, Colorado
I can’t breathe well because of the climb at 9,000 feet. Tension has also caused shallow breathing. If you start your day, everyday with God, you will feel Him. Promise. Show me your safe harbor? But where were you when my childhood story was being written? When my sins bled into my life, where were … Continue reading Potter’s Inn at Aspen Ridge: The Cleft of the Rock, Confession, Adoration
INCLINE. Private Property -keep out. Waiting for a parking spot at the bottom because there are so many people ignoring the sign on this one mile straight up stair climbing, butt buster in Manitou Springs, CO. Pikes Peak and the Incline are two hikes that most of the hikers in Colorado Springs try to accomplish. … Continue reading Reaching Hiking Goals