Amazing Art Trails from around the World.

Rocky marsh in autumn, New Britain Reservoir, Wolcott, Connecticut. October 12, 2019, 6:00 PM.

The Mad River running high after an October rainstorm, Mattatuck Trail, Wolcott, Connecticut. October 19, 2020, 5:41 PM.

Unlike the Roan Highlands, the open fields throughout the Mount Rogers area did not seem to be natural balds. In places which hadn't been grazed recently, thick scrub covered the landscape. The predominant features of these landscapes were emerald green spring grasses and medium to light gray boulders and rock outcrops,

Sea to Sound ride was so fabulous! They produced a video with those of us who spent time in a power wheelchair for a small exposure to trails from a different vantage point.

I added a QGIS hash tag so it is time for a new introduction.
Mainly for a cool conference 2 weeks from now in .

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Mine: (historic trails threads late, primarily re city art)

has it wrong: "the first year the data was gathered and analyzed was 2008"
In the *70s* I was undergrad on a fire station location study
My open source OS: (since 0.9).
Poll on fashion later (masks are must-have for me!).

For a chipmunk that didn't move after shooting up the tree, it sure was vocal after I moved on. Yeah, sure, scream insults at my back. It sure spewed a lot of inappropriate language not at all becoming a cute woodland creature.

Giddy Edge Path in Matlock Bath, England

This precipitous pathway with its wrought iron handrail was created by the Victorians as a tourist attraction.

Hundreds of tiny yellow flowers in the (not grass) green ground cover. New Britain Reservoir, Wolcott, Connecticut. August 3, 2020, 6:56 PM. All the ground in this pic where trees are not growing is lakebed for most of the year. The lush green ground cover is a leafy plant that only resembles grass when seen from a distance.

Halloween hike on the Mattatuck Trail, Marino Pond through the trees. Plymouth, Connecticut. October 31, 2020, 4:35 PM.

Nice afternoon for a bike stroll.

Ah, the places your feet might take you...

That track is definitely good, but I dont really think it takes me anywhere, or tells me that Im about to embark on a grand adventure like this from SC.

My final twelve miles today were in Shenandoah. The trail inside the park was well-graded and almost completely cleared of overgrowth. I hiked through dignified old forests of stately trees, following the ridgeline for most of the distance. There were a number of good viewpoints.

Inland wetlands. Marsh and inlet stream, New Britain Reservoir, Wolcott, CT. August 31, 2020, 7:28 PM.

Went last evening at on one of my favorite local (yes, the days are getting shorter!). As I entered the last meadow, I was greeted by this beautiful eerie scene a misty blanketing the ground as the sun was showing the last of its light with an orange glow over the horizon. Its almost Halloween!

Lanesfield Historic Site in Edgerton, Kansas

Built in 1869, this one-room rural schoolhouse welcomes visitors to travel back to 1904 school day.

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.

I looked up and felt fairly confident that I must be on the right path.


towards the sun

40 years ago today: Except for one incident, which was only bad for a few moments, the climb up Hunt spur was fun. It was maniacally steep, it had many tricky parts, and it was strenuous as hell, but I rather enjoyed it. It was the last big climb.

Now what's up in Dallas 55 miles of planned trails suddenly removed from city plans without explanation.

Make an Art Trail

Friends of Saxonville 25th anniversary celebration is less than 2 weeks away!
Friday night party Oct 13 at Project B Gallery in Framingham, and Saturday afternoon Oct 14 outdoor community festival at the start of the Cochituate Rail Trail.
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American Bald Eagle

Yes, and jet trails.

Full moon twilight, Scoville Reservoir, Wolcott, Connecticut. September 16, 2021, 7:15PM. Technically a "waxing gibbous" moon, but shining bright through a light mist that evening.

40 years ago today: A side trail brought me to Big Niagara Falls (no, the other one). The falls were not enormous (no, thats the other one), but they were impressive enough, and quite scenic. A roaring stream churned through massive rock formations in a lively series of flumes and cascades between forested banks teeming with maples.

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Dreitages-Wanderung vom 07.- 09.09.23 von in die Frnkische Schweiz mit Biwak im Wald

Am die runter ddeln ist immer wieder toll. Das letzte mal fr dieses Jahr. Mussten unsere Punktekarten noch alle machen.

Und wieso auch immer hab ich sogar noch eine Fahrt. Aber ich kann nicht mehr

Das Kind wird auch immer schneller. 20kmh im Schnitt haben wir schon. Die Mama kommt schon fast nicht mehr mit

40 years ago today: 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. When I came out onto the paved Greenville-Millinocket Road at 9:25, only fourteen-and-a-half miles of white blazes remained before me.


Late winter snow shower, Scoville Reservoir, Wolcott, Connecticut. February 22, 2021, 5:12 PM.

40 years ago today: After crossing Pollywog Stream on a logging road bridge, the AT proceeded to Rainbow Stream, which it followed for a good distance upstream.

A view not far from home on a hike alone, but I went anyway. Who knows, maybe I'll meet a bear who's also alone.

Each hike renews me and makes me grateful I put in the effort to have days like this in my life. The daily walks and yoga are critical, each a reward in and of themselves.

40 years ago today: The first day of October in the North Maine Woods was a warm one even warmer than yesterday. It was not even a bit chilly when I awoke. The trail today was rugged for this flat lake country. The initial two miles were a climb to the north summit of Nesuntabunt Mountain. The name was bigger than the mountain, but it was still a hell of a little climb.


Halfway through summer sunset, Scoville Reservoir, Wolcott, Connecticut. August 4, 2019, 8:22 PM. The day is done, but half of Astronomical summer still lies ahead.


A few days ago, I hiked up a gulch and across a hillside through dense forest. Suddenly, I emerged from the trees and encountered this, a mostly treeless stretch of vivid autumn contrast. Getting outdoors benefits more than my body.

Heute mal wieder aufs Rad. Tour zur Schunterquelle einmal quer durch den Elm (und jetzt wieder zurck). Schunter hat das Memo nich gekriegt.

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