Amazing Art Trails from around the World.

The Not Grass Sunset, New Britain Reservoir, Southington, Connecticut. September 11, 2019, 7:03 PM.

June 10, 1983: 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,

Morning on the Iowa River and the .

Heritage Village in Largo, Florida

Step back in time at this immersive historical village.

Feels like going home sunset, Scoville Reservoir, Wolcott, Connecticut. May 18, 2021, 7:36 PM.

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: Last year this time my wife and I were in the middle of a marvelous 8-day road trip in Texas Hill Country where we hiked/walked everyday:

- Drove 1300kms (810mi)
- Visited 3 state parks, 2 nature areas,
- Hiked 103kms (64mi)

What a blast that was. The memory makes me want to drop everything and leave for a road trip *right now*.

Trip log:

June 30, 1983: In the Virginia Blue Ridge, high atop a shoulder of a mountain called The Priest, not far from the 4063-foot summit, a spur ridge makes a perpendicular intersection with the main crest.

Dead calm sunset, New Britain Reservoir, Southington, Connecticut. October 12, 2019, 5:36 PM.

August 24, 1983: The final summit of the day was 2850-foot Baker Peak, which the Appalachian Trail ascended after leaving the lake. This was the lowest summit of the day, so I was not expecting much.

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Gray April day in the pines, Scoville Reservoir, Wolcott, Connecticut. April 27, 2020, 5:13 PM.

One way or another, you're going to get wet. Rainy October hike at Scoville Reservoir, Wolcott, Connecticut. October 29, 2019, 5:55 PM.

May 28, 1983: I finally made it to the top of a knob with no views and began a descent alongside a barbed-wire fence into a sag. That was where I was finally rewarded for all the mindless climbing. Incredible views from that grassy little sag continued all the way up a sloping meadow to the main summit.

The thunderstorm ate my sunset. Lost Ponds, Mattatuck State Forest, Plymouth, Connecticut. Winds ahead of the coming storm ripple the pond's surface, distorting the reflection of the thunderhead engulfing the setting sun. July 14, 2018, 7:41 PM.

September 4, 1983: The AT bypassed the cliffs which towered over the pond, but there were several great viewpoints atop rock outcrops along that climb, overlooking an immense, L-shaped valley encircled by the lofty, wooded heights of Mount Wolf, Mount Kinsman, and several of their spur ridges.

Late spring evening thunderstorm rolls in. Scoville Reservoir, Wolcott, Connecticut. May 26, 2021, 8:19 PM.

July 26, 1983: The next two miles or so of trail was one unbroken rock pile. Using mind control techniques which will be described in my next book, The Principles of Psychotic Backpacking, I convinced myself that Blue Mountain was throwing everything it had into one final vain attempt to destroy me, and just kept plugging away, ignoring the beating my feet were taking.

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As summer ends, milkweed and goldenrod time. Woodtick Trail, Wolcott, Connecticut. September 11, 2019, 6:05 PM.

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August 31, 1983: The Appalachian Trail followed some dirt roads through a pleasant farm valley encircled by mountains and reentered the forest to begin a rather taxing climb up to Holts Ledge, the first real mountain it had thus far traversed in New Hampshire. It kept turning onto one woods road after another, and each was a bit steeper than the preceding one.

I'm longing to get back on the trails again. Right now life demands attention to other details. Patience.

The end of a day, the beginning of spring, Marino Pond, Plymouth, Connecticut. As the sunset marks the end of the day, bright green shoots atop these clumps of sedge signal the end of winter. April 8, 2020, 7:06 PM.

June 3, 1983: I slept the sleep of the dead last night, so exhausted I did not wake even for a moment until 6:30 in the morning. The sky had completely clouded over during the night and hung low and threatening above my tent. I crawled back inside and zipped myself back into my sleeping bag. Moments later, I heard the first drops of rain spattering off the tent fly.

Ball of fire sunset. The setting sun is going down so hot it's even melting those clouds. Scoville Reservoir, Wolcott, Connecticut. May 25, 2021, 7:47 PM.

Its the small things that count.

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Percorso Verde Ex Guidovia (Former Tramway Greenway) in Gaiazza, Italy

Does tree fungus dream of white Christmases Tree fungus catching the fresh falling snow. Finch Brook Preserve, Wolcott, CT. December 25, 2017, 3:18 PM.

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. About two miles into this stretch I arrived at Rainbow Stream Lean-to, where I took my first real break of the day.

The Reservoir in Bloom Sunset. New Britain Reservoir, Southington, Connecticut. September 28, 2020, 6:18 PM. Not sure what this white flowering plant was that proliferated on both shores, but there was a lot of it.

Black and white world.

Winter abstract, Finch Brook Preserve, Wolcott, Connecticut. December 22, 2017, 3:27 PM.

May 29, 1983: I began hiking beneath a heavy overcast, but no rain. My first three miles were the climb up Big Bald I knew from experience that the weather would progressively deteriorate as I gained elevation. I was right. Within a half-mile, I was in a light drizzle which soon became steady. Nearing the summit, I finally broke out into better weather.

Deep blue twilight late winter sunset. Scoville Reservoir, Wolcott, Connecticut. February 24, 2020, 5:56 PM.

Tall trees, first blush of autumn. Herron Pond outlet stream. Litchfield, Connecticut. October 1, 2021, 12:40 PM.

Spring greens and vibrant growth. Early May at White Memorial Foundation, Morris, Connecticut. May 8, 2023, 5:04 PM.

Ribero do Meio in Centro, Brazil

A natural waterslide in Brazils most expansive national park.

August 6, 1983: It is 9:00 P.M. Crazy and I have our tents pitched next to a busy road known as the Old Orange Turnpike. With all the traffic and the racket coming from a nearby rifle range, it is not an ideal spot for sleep.