Grays & Torreys Peak – Unconquered

Thursday August 23, 2018 marked the beginning of my foray into the Colorado 14ers.  I am joining one of my Colleagues from work, Dan Chambers, and his friend, Tim Russell, to hike three 14ers this weekend.  We spent Wednesday driving from Broken Arrow, OK to the Grays & Torrey’s Trailhead just outside of Denver.  We arrived in this beautiful place mid […]

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Ouachita Trail- Mile 157-212

This is the final leg of a Ouachita Trail section hike by Derick and I. Since we are nearing the end of the trail, we spent 5 1/2 hours staging a vehicle at the end (Pinnacle State Park) and then driving to our starting point on FS road 122. We finally got on the trail at 5:30 pm and hiked […]

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Florida National Parks

Carrie and I just completed a whirlwind tour of the Florida National Parks. Our itinerary was fast and adventure filled: Day 1 – Biscayne National Park – kayaking and tour of Boca Chita Key. Day 2-3 – Dry Tortugas National Park – ferry ride, tour of Fort Jefferson, snorkeling, and camping on the key Day 4-6 – drive up the keys site-seeing, […]

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Devil’s Lake – 11/4/17

Distance – 7.9 miles loop Today started out rainy and after looking out the window of my hotel room at 7:00am and seeing the rain, I checked the weather for when it would end and crawled back in bed.  I finally got up about 8:30 and Accuweather confirmed the rain was supposed to stop about 10:00am.  I slowly got dressed, […]

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