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Month: December 2015

History, Geography and the National Parks

History, Geography and the National Parks

I was watching The Revenant the other night and I really enjoyed it. Parts of it are very intense, but the cinematography is amazing and the scenery is beautiful. It is based on the true story of Hugh Glass an American frontiersman, trapper, and explorer. I have always loved history, especially the history of the US and the West. Visiting our National Parks has really renewed this interest. I feel like Craig and I have been walking through history when…

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2015 in review

2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 660 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 11 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the complete report.

Hiking Stick Medallions

Hiking Stick Medallions

Another fun thing to collect from your National Park visits are hiking medallions. Most of the park visitor centers or gift shops have them. Some have several different kinds. There are general designs and also medallions for specific hikes. I found a great light hiking stick in Bar Harbor, Maine when we visited Acadia, so I have been buying some medallions to put on it soon. I first saw the medallions in Yosemite, but I did not have a walking…

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