Amazing Art Trails from around the World.

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September 3, 1983: The Appalachian Trail briefly followed the U.S.F.S. fire road before turning onto a paved road for a while. Eventually, the trail turned off that road, passed through some fields, and reentered the woods. That was the point where the real climbing began.

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Mountain laurel blossoms and buds, Sleeping Giant State Park, Hamden, Connecticut. June 1, 2023, 4:15 PM.

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July 7, 1983: A ledge just above the AT along the ascent had a 180-degree view stretching from southwest to northwest. To the south, Skyline Drive snaked around Hogback's green summits and followed the Blue Ridge towards Stony Man, Hawksbill and beyond.

THE HBC BRIGADES, BLOGPOST:
Over the years, many of the trails used by the HBC men in , including the Brigade Trails, passed through the Nicola Valley. It was, in a sense the centre of the BC's fur trade.

Nordmarka in Oslo, Norway

From the long run yesterday up in Latigo Canyon in the : I saw lots of toyon trees with bright red berries, some white snowberries, and great hilly views on the Newton Canyon trail to Backbone. Fun elevation and rocky single track trails were exhilarating, and only terrifying to run down a couple times

Late afternoon rays of sun. Indian summer hike at Sleeping Giant State Park, Hamden, Connecticut. November 4, 2022, 4:50 PM

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June 1, 1983: Monday night on the bank of the Nolichucky River had been a time of gentle breezes and soft starlight, but clouds had begun rolling in yesterday morning. By the time I reached the shelter last night they were looking ominous. No rain fell overnight, but day broke gloomy and foreboding.

Just now finished an invigorating end-of-day , in a local and around beautiful ponds like this one. With temps dipping below freezing, its getting a bit nippy. The can be seen forming in the foreground around the edge of the pond. Looking forward to this route all winter long!

Evening descends upon the lake. Scoville Reservoir, Wolcott, Connecticut. July 19, 2021, 8:10 PM.

Nordmarka in Oslo, Norway

Fort Bridger in Fort Bridger, Wyoming

Named for a prominent scout and explorer, this Wyoming state park encompasses a replica of an 1840s trading post, a 19th-century Army outpost, and early 20th-century automobile lodgings.

The weekdays are all roads for squeaking in training, and then the weekend or holiday is such glorious relief on the that Im drunk with joy even on the same trails Ive seen over and over again.
Theres sage! All the kinds of sage! And a couple white flowers that dont know what time of year it is. They look like mariposa lilies but dont have spots or color in the center. Alt text attempts to identify the plants but no guarantees.

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May 4, 1983: Dave and I only made nine miles today. We were tired and sore and got off to a late start this morning. The terrain was heavily wooded with no real views, although there were some steep climbs.

Just passing through. Migratory Canadian geese taking a dinner break on a rainy autumn evening. Scoville Reservoir, Wolcott, Connecticut. October 13, 2020, 6:10 PM.

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September 2, 1983: The initial mile of trail was a meandering stroll through the forest on assorted trails and logging roads, after which the AT cut through a farm, crossing a pasture and going past some outbuildings before turning onto a dirt road. The next mile was all on dirt and gravel roads, at one point approaching Upper Baker Pond:

October dead water, New Britain Reservoir feeder stream, Wolcott, Connecticut. October 19, 2019, 2:35 PM.

St. Mary of the Oaks Shrine in Cross Plains, Wisconsin

A tiny 1857 chapel sits on top of a secluded, forested hill.

Rainy day autumn walk, Scoville Reservoir, Wolcott, Connecticut. October 16, 2019, 6:09PM.

At the moment, the app provides sensible results: actual trails walked by actual people, often with photos and a nice description and properties of the trail and site. Given that it's little more than recorded GPS traces from real people, there's a wide variety of places, including cities, villages, fields, and mountains. On foot, bicycle, and even other forms of transportation.

No affiliation, I just find the app actually useful in its present form. Here is to hoping it won't change.

Pink and purple sunset over Scoville Reservoir, Wolcott, Connecticut on August 21, 2021 at 7:41 PM.

They say a rainy November day in Connecticut can be dreary, but sometimes you just need to look around and look closer. Finch Brook Preserve, Wolcott, Connecticut. November 7, 2019, 4:24 PM.

June 3, 1983: The fourteen miles of trail between Little Rock Knob and Hump Mountain traversed one of the most superb stretches of scenery I have ever encountered. The climb up Hump was a bear, but views from every inch of the trail lightened the load.

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Peaceful easy feeling sunset (h/t Glenn Frey). New Britain Reservoir, Southington, Connecticut. April 15, 2020, 6:54 PM.

I've seen a lot of empty hornets nests on the trail this year. It makes for a lovely late fall decoration.
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Autumn ravine. Sleeping Giant State Park, Hamden, Connecticut. October 27, 2022, 4:04 PM.

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May 2, 1983: I woke up to the sound of freight trains. One after another, they came clattering up from the distant mountain range to the west, circled the woods around my tent, and churned off toward the eastern horizon. My tent was pitched in a small, grassy clearing on the summit of Frosty Mountain in the Blue Ridge Mountains of northern Georgia.

Annual birthday trip is in the books! Had a great time the at Hillsborough River State Park. Beautiful way to start a new year.

Make an Art Trail

Fire on the Mountain, Sleeping Giant State Park, Hamden, Connecticut. November 7, 2023, 4:19 PM.

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August 16, 1983: Today began with the final three-and-a-half miles of the Taconic Range: Mount Bushnell with its excellent views, Jug End with more extensive views, and a series of nice lookouts in between. Jug End in particular was outstanding.

The whole arklow mtb trails had been recently burnt in a fuel reduction burn. Lots of trees down. This was the biggest, and it has already been turned into a new feature!

I feel the need to tread carefully as I caption a pic of rock hard old wood. Fossilized remains of ancient trees, Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona, March 1984.

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September 1, 1983: The trail descended past a water source called Hairy Root Spring (I know sounds yummy, doesnt it) to the shores of Wachipauka Pond, the mountain tarn I had just seen from above. The AT crossed a marshy area and climbed over a wooded hill before dropping down to state road 25, another small two-lane highway,

Camp V in Naturita, Colorado

Stay in a luxury cabin or refurbished Airstream in this former mining camp-turned-retreat.

Pink swirl sunset. Scoville Reservoir, Wolcott, Connecticut. June 15, 2020, 8:45 PM.

A silent landscape almost without color. Few birds around all day, no frogs or insects. Barely a wisp of breeze. On the threshold of spring, Lost Ponds, Mattatuck State Forest, Plymouth, Connecticut. March 25, 2019, 5:17 PM.

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June 19, 1983: A vast open field, Symms Gap Meadow, ran across the crest towards the middle of the ridge walk. Some decent views through the haze into West Virginia gave me the bit of a lift I needed. I made somewhat better time over the last half of the day, although I was still not impressive.






ship spotting