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Sheltowee Trace Shakedown Hike 12/28/2019
Sheltowee Trace Shakedown Hike 12/28/2019

Sheltowee Trace Shakedown Hike 12/28/2019

The Shakedown I awoke this morning to the lingering smell of Deep Blue essential oil on my pajamas. A Ziploc bag full of water was beside me, the bed around it damp from the condensation of melting ice cubes. I…

A Grab Bag from America’s Back Roads – The T Things #AtoZChallenge

A Grab Bag from America’s Back Roads – The T Things #AtoZChallenge

In 2018 I  will feature a random (yet alphabetical) selection of photos I have taken from my nearly 20 years of back roads travel in the United States and Canada.  I may even throw in a few random shots from…

A visit to Damascus, Virginia

A visit to Damascus, Virginia

Last weekend we made a trip to Damascus, VA with the goal of Julianne and our daughter Marissa riding their bikes on the Virginia Creeper Trail, one of many wonderful Rails to Trails bike trails that can be found in…

Rails to Trails for Biking: An Overview

Rails to Trails for Biking: An Overview

In recent weeks, my wife Julianne has taken to riding on bike trails around the upper Midwest. In the past few weeks she has ridden bike trails in Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Kentucky, and will soon be on a…