Amazing Art Trails from around the World.

Just past peak at the beaver pond. Marino Pond, Plymouth, Connecticut. October 26, 2019, 4:31 PM.

May 3, 1983, 41 years ago today: At a spot called Three Forks, four miles from Springer Mountain, the Appalachian Trail crossed a fire road beside the convergence of three streams which had become raging torrents. A blinding mass of rain was creating a surreal, semi-aquatic woodland.

May 3, 1983, 41 years ago today: Temperatures dropped considerably last night when the wind kicked up and stayed down today. Rather late on a cool, damp morning, I set out from Frosty Mountain, having smoked my last two cigarettes with breakfast.

Als ich gestern nach der im die berflligen am gewechselt habe, habe ich bemerkt, dass in der

Autumn leaves floating down the Mill River. Sleeping Giant State Park, Hamden, Connecticut. November 4, 2022, 2:18 PM.

Hidden Forest Trail in Las Vegas, Nevada

A spring and an enigmatic cabin lie in a ponderosa pine forest in the heart of the Desert National Wildlife Refuge.

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North Mt, Pawtuckaway State Park NH
4 5.4 mile loop Medium difficulty

May 2, 1983, 41 years ago today: At 4:20 p.m. on the afternoon of May 2, 1983 a very warm day for early May I was at the Visitors Center in Amicalola Falls State Park in north-central Georgia. I strapped on my heavy backpack and started wheezing my way up the first steep mile of the Amicalola Falls feeder trail.

Signpost above Lanjarn that signifies the long distance GR142 trail of 144km through the Alpujarras region of southern Spain.

In the background the Rio Lanjarn valley leading up to the snowfields of the Cerro de Caballo (3009m), Europe's most southerly 3000m peak.

Kleine Radtour am Morgen
vertreibt Kummer und Sorgen

Entweder bin ich fitter als letztes Jahr, oder das neue Rad ist verdammt schnell. Zeit der 40km Hausrunde trotz Gegenwinds und noch feuchten Walds deutlich unterboten.

(Edit: der Tacho hatte einen falschen Raddurchmesser gespeichert. Trotzdem noch schnell fr die Runde)


View of New Haven, Long Island Sound and Long Island, Giant's Right Leg, Sleeping Giant State Park, Hamden, Connecticut. April 25, 2024, 4:38 PM.

Rocky cliff meets a cedar grove, Giant's Chest, Sleeping Giant State Park, Hamden, Connecticut. April 25, 2024, 3:23 PM.

September 4, 1983: The climb up Mount Kinsman was a bear. The AT followed Eliza Brook back up towards the ridge crest. At first, it climbed on a weedy, grassy old woods road above the brook, but it quickly dropped back to the banks of the stream, along which it climbed, often torturously, over the boulders filling the ravine.

Man made rock wall along the Etobicoke Creek bend to forestall any flood risk to the area. Etobicoke & Mississauga - Ontario

Forest floor spring evening, Sleeping Giant State Park, Hamden, Connecticut. April 25, 2024, 6:08 PM.

Jons Kapel (Jon's Chapel) in Hasle, Denmark

Local legend says a monk brought Christianity to Bornholm through his sermons in a cave inside this free-standing rock.

October 2, 1983: My first three-and-a-half miles took me through the end of the wilderness. The Appalachian Trail wound through an attractive forest, and it was gentle walking.

Sunny footpath in spring, Sleeping Giant State Park, Hamden, Connecticut. April 25, 2024, 4:03PM.

Enhanced almost full moon sunset, Scoville Reservoir, Wolcott, Connecticut. June 15, 2021, 8:49 PM.

September 5, 1983: Following another brief stretch of hard climbing, I reached the crest of Franconia Ridge. The rugged climbs continued as I followed the ridge crest over Haystack Mountain, Mount Lincoln, and Mount Lafayette. For the entire distance from Little Haystack to Lafayettes north summit, the trail remained above tree line and the ridge was open and alpine.

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The hills are still green. And weve got a sage bloomwatch starting! Soon enough there will be purple petals from allllll the little nubs.

October 1, 1983: After crossing Pollywog Stream on a logging road bridge, the AT proceeded to Rainbow Stream, which it followed for a good distance upstream, passing a long series of cascades and small waterfalls in the boulder-strewn shallow waters.

Eigentlich dachte ich, ich kann auf meiner heutigen zur bei , dem hier im

August 24, 1983: A 12:45 start today. I had four major mountains to climb. I would need to average two-and-a-half miles per hour, rest stops included, in order to complete this section by dark.

Every year I take a photo of this trail marker. The first one is from 2012, the second one is from today. I guess were both a little more weathered now.

Time moves at a slower pace out in the forest. Marino Pond, Plymouth, Connecticut. September 11, 2020, 4:21 PM.

Finally, what's a forest hike without some wildlife

The sight of large clusters of spiders was creepy. I assume the clustering has to do with mating (didn't look like spiderlings yet to disburse but I'm no expert in the field.)

I was lucky to get the shot of the snail before it drew fully into its shell.

All in all, it was a great camping and hiking trip. Would do it again.

EDIT: Apparently not spiders, a reply says.

A few more pictures from the Thursday morning hike on the rocky trail .

Picture 1 is an ultra-wide shot of one of the climbing/rappelling spots. I don't know if the depths/heights come through well enough for everyone.

Two short hikes Thursday morning before leaving the state park. The second hike was on an ankle-bending rocky trail with steep gradients, not surprising because parts of it are popular for rock climbing and rappelling.

Incredible views of the forest, lake, and rocks. Decent cardio workout as well.

Ihr wisst ja.... , und gerecht zu werden, habe ich mir auf meiner heute durch's bei

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Bishop Peak, San Luis Obispo CA
5 3.3-3.8 mile options Medium difficulty

August 24, 1983: I crossed over several knobs along the crest to Peru Peak. This summit, at 3429 feet, was the highest I crossed today, but the peak was heavily wooded.

Had a stroll on the track yesterday. Some spectacular views.

The Evening Post, 26 Apr 1924:
The track over the is shortly to be improved with an expenditure of between 500 and 400 ca. $61,000 and $49,000 today on the track and huts. A well-known member of Parliament has donated 100 ca. $12,000 today towards the fund, and the Government has made subsidies. A party from Carterton recently made the trip under Mr. J. W. Hodgson. There were a number of 13-year-old children in the party, but good progress was made in spite of bad weather. Pigs are reported to be fairly numerous on the ranges, while bellbirds are reported to be rapidly increasing. Pigeons and tuis are scarce.

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

September 27, 1983: The trails first breakout from the woods was about halfway up the mountain at the top of Barren Slide, where fractured slate cliffs trailed a jumble of boulders far down the mountainside, leaving a path of destruction which had obliterated a huge chunk of forest. I took another long break there.

Out making photos along the Etobicoke Creek Trail.