Monthly Archives: February 2017

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Amazon Medivac

Today I watched a child kiss her pregnant mother goodbye on the stomach. Children are that important in Peru. Being a naturalist means doubling as a mid-wife in the Amazon, as Richard Fowler has found on five occasions. Probing the deepest Amazon he is legend in backwater villages as the Lone Ranger mid-wife where there [...]

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Death Valley Walk

I was shocked this afternoon to hear the back porch door open. I was very surprised to see Bo. We didn't expect to see him until the 18th January 18, 1998).  We planned to take a little busload of seniors to Scotty's castle and pick him up. But he started his walk on New Year [...]

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Florida Trail

The FLORIDA TRAIL stretches 500 miles the length of the state from the Everglades to Georgia border. It begins near Alligator Alley that traverses the everglades east-west where motorists currently pay a $3.00 toll for game wardens to remove or sheriffs to shoot up to 13´ gators from State Road 84. I crawl via a [...]

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The Mojave Road

The MOJAVE ROAD stretches westward from the Colorado River, a rugged trail having once linked the cultures of that river with the Pacific Ocean. The 130 mile segment immediately on the sunset side of the river is what I decided to walk. The purpose was to learn a little about the desert in the hot [...]

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Peak Experience

Magnificent! The Colorado Trail stretches along the continental divide for 400 miles, and at either end descends into Denver and Durango. Most is at 10 - 13,000'. The trail is well made, surprisingly gentle and nicely signed though there are opportunities to get lost in the wilderness. I just walked out of the Rockies on [...]

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