Introduction to Hiking North America

Hiking offers lots of advantages – exercise, fresh air, sunshine (and sometimes rain), attitude adjustment, setting and achieving goals, solitude and time for reflection, exploring and experiencing beautiful scenery, overcoming obstacles or whatever comes up, and camaraderie with friends, family or just sharing with other people who appreciate God’s country.

I’ve done lots of day hiking, both short and long – I’m an avid member and contributor to Alltrails.com… Have hiked in NC, CO, UT, AZ, AK, WA, BC, VA, NH, ME, OR, HI, CA, MT, Alberta, Victoria, WY, TN, and NV. Experienced a fantastic July 2013 National Park hiking vacation in Death Valley (when it was 129 degrees!), Yosemite, Great Basin, Capitol Reef, Bryce, Zion and Grand Canyon North Rim. In 2014, a great time exploring Maine, including an “up and over” on Mt. Katahdin, climbing the Ladder and Precipice trails in Acadia and kayaking on Casco Bay. In 2015 hiked Oahu and Kauai and am now adding mileage in NC.  Starting way back in 1999, as a family we set out to take a special vacation each year, usually to our National Parks.  I’ll be sharing some of our favorite hikes and adventures, sharing insights about difficulty and distance, interesting features and what children might enjoy, and hope you enjoy and find the posts informative.

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Washington Coastline

Feel free to respond with what you like and what you don’t, make suggestions, and ask any questions about certain hikes.  With this post am posting some images that highlight trips I’ll be posting about later.  Again, I hope you enjoy them.

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Crater Lake
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Mossy Cave Trail, Bryce Canyon National Park
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Peyto Lake, Icefields Parkway
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Kokee State Park, Kauai
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Delicate Arch, Arches National Park
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South Kaibab Trail, Grand Canyon National Park
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Mt. Rainier

 

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