Amazing Art Trails from around the World.

Evening sunshower at Lost Ponds, Mattatuck State Forest, Plymouth, Connecticut. July 14, 2018, 6:56 PM.

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July 25, 1983: The ensuing trail was one of the most intriguing portions of the entire Appalachian Trail. It climbed out of the gap over a huge rockslide. There were several tough scrambles that probably did not belong on a backpacking trail, but the area possessed a certain unique charm (if you can call it that).

Belated for the I played in October.

New to me games:

it took 4 players 4 hours to work out the rules (1 already knew) and play half a game. Not sufficiently simplified from the video game but Id like to try again.

felt like a swingy card game but actually quite puzzly in the end

nice mechanics with spinning wheels but felt easy to make bad decisions early

Simplified-ish Parks but I prefer Parks

The kid is protesting against her mother's battles against Acerbic Tomartians in . 'You cannot fight the tomatoes, mama. They're cute.'

I went back and thought about this, talked about it with a friend.
Gardiner's route was likely up Thirteenth Ave, up what's now Park Blvd, what's now Mountain Blvd, what's now Joaquin Miller Road, left on the road that was replaced in the 1920s with Skyline Blvd ... then up to Redwood Peak on foot. ... "I was about to descend as we had come, when I saw a little road leading off to the left in the opposite direction and just for fun I thought I would follow it." I think he went down the old logging road that is now Castle Drive / Castle Park trail and what's now the Cinderella trail, Sinawik Trail, Palos Colorados Trail, returning on what's now Mountain Blvd. Here is my imagining of his drive, based on the contemporary Map of Oakland, Alameda and Berkeley. Copyright, 1906, georeferenced here. As my friend Mudrak used to say, it's hard tellin', not knowin'.

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Die Erkltungspause hat mich etwas zurckgeworfen. Bin doch recht kaputt nach den 62km:

20km Wald- und Wiesentrails, 15km Schotter, der Rest asphaltierte Wege, Strae, Fuwege.

Bin mit paar Leuten aus BS ne Runde gefahren. Das war ganz ordentliches Tempo fr die Untergrnde.
Und ich war der einzige mit Hardtail. Der Rest hatte Enduro/ All Mountain/ XC Fully. Ging aber trotzdem gut.

62km (inkl. Hin- und Rckfahrt)
3:43h
16,6km/h
282Hm

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June 11, 1983: Today, I had my first taste of the long, placid center of the Appalachian Trail. There were no monster climbs or killer rock scrambles. I hiked the fourteen miles from Old Orchard to Trimpi Shelter, following the flat crests of long ridges through a pleasant variety of forests.

Little Painted Desert and the San Francisco Mountains, Little Painted Desert County Park near Winslow, Arizona. April 1984.

Autumn hike on the White Trail, Right Leg, Sleeping Giant State Park, Hamden, Connecticut. October 25, 2023, 3:58 PM.

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Sandwich Mt & Jennings Peak, NH
4 6.1-8.0 miles Medium difficulty

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Inlet stream, Herron Pond, White Memorial Foundation, Morris, Connecticut. October 26, 2023, 2:09 PM.

DeKalb County Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs invites community members to help shape the future of the County's trail and greenway network through the Trail and Greenway Master Plan planning process.

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May 6, 1983: My camera received heavy use this morning, as I traversed another group of scenic ridges with equally picturesque names. The six miles of trail between Neels Gap and Tesnatee Gap featured a long uphill climb similar to yesterdays and some steep downhills, but most of the trail was nicely graded.

Rocky sidehill trail in autumn, Sleeping Giant State Park, Hamden, Connecticut. October 25, 2023, 12:53 PM.

Little Painted Desert near Winslow, Arizona. April 1984.

Wetlands in autumn, Teal Pond, White Memorial Foundation, Morris, Connecticut. October 26, 2023, 3:33 PM.

Red trees, Sleeping Giant State Park, Hamden, Connecticut. October 25, 2023, 5:22 PM.

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May 30, 1983: I had a mere 7-mile walk today to the establishment where I intended to stay: Nolichucky Expeditions, a whitewater rafting outfit in Erwin which allows hikers to camp in their field and use their hot showers for two dollars per night. When I got there, I just needed to pitch my tent, soak in that shower, and head into town.

Autumn river walk, Mill River, Sleeping Giant State Park, Hamden, Connecticut. October 25, 2023, 12:14 PM.

Little Painted Desert near Winslow, Arizona. April 1984. A colorful labyrinth of eroded rock formations and box canyons.

Schne srunde durch BS gemacht heute Morgen.
Immer noch bisschen verrotzt, daher sehr gemtlich unterwegs.

So kann ich Herbst gut leiden.

Purple coneflowers along .
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I translated the Kuro no II Official Visual Collection interview with president Toshihiro Kondo.

Special thanks to my friend for proofing and fact-checking!

Ein bisschen guter Wille, und - das , auch im , knnte so einfach sein.

Diese Beschriftung habe ich heute ganz neu auf einem der wenigen von mir genutzten geteerten Wege (kombinierter ) gesehen.

Dem ist eigentlich nichts hinzuzufgen.




Mad Mare and Gaylord Mountains through the pines from the Giant's Left Knee, Sleeping Giant State Park, Hamden, Connecticut. October 25, 2023, 2:32 PM.

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June 26, 1983: From Blackhorse Gap, where I first reached the crest of the Blue Ridge yesterday, the Appalachian Trail parallels the Blue Ridge Parkway and its extension, Skyline Drive, for the next 220 miles, all the way up to and through Shenandoah National Park.

Indian summer cliff walk, Right Knee, Sleeping Giant State Park, Hamden, Connecticut. October 25, 2023, 3:23 PM. T-shirt and shorts weather a week from November.

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July 4, 1983: The first half-mile from the hut this morning climbed along the crest of the ridge forming the western rim of the ravine. This led to an interesting summit called Blackrock. It rose above the wooded ridge crest, a huge, barren mound of gray boulders smeared liberally with streaks of green paint.

I took these shots on yesterdays tour on in our nearby forest in , . It was a sunny, fresh, yet still warm . Hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoy hiking on these beautiful trails.

Autumn reflections, Beaver Pond, Whittemore Wildlife Sanctuary, Morris, Connecticut. October 26, 2023, 3:58 PM.

Ripples, Mill River, Sleeping Giant State Park, Hamden, Connecticut. October 25, 2023, 12:25 PM.

Jenna Quinn captured this image of a vernal pool in Ancient Woods during a walk in 2012. There is never a bad time to connect with nature our Maple Lane, Deer Run & Grand Allee Trails remain open year round. Learn more at

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June 7, 1983: My last night in Tennessee was a stormy one, and I awoke this morning to fog and drizzle. I left the shelter at 7:40 and walked the ten miles of the Appalachian Trail to Damascus in less than four hours. It was easy trail, and I was feeling strong and confident.

Autumn cliff walk, Right Knee, Sleeping Giant State Park, Hamden, Connecticut. October 25, 2023, 3:27PM.

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Falls In The River Trail, Pittsburg NH
4 1.6-2.7 miles Easy difficulty

This is one of the beautiful that I passed earlier this month while in the White , . The is appropriately named Falling Waters Trail!






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