Category Archives: Travel

Stubaier Höhenweg 2017: Hut to Hut Hiking in Tirol, Austria


In July 2017, I set out to Austria with friends to hike for four days along the Stubaier Höhenweg. In total, the Stubaier Höhenweg is serviced by eight huts, over a U-shaped traverse through beautiful alpine landscapes, over a course … Continue reading

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2016’s Top 10 Posts


Once again, it’s time to commemorate the year’s top 10 posts for this blog. The Top 10 represent the posts which have the most visits during the course of the calendar year. Given this, recent posts are at a disadvantage … Continue reading

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2015’s Top 10 Posts


Once again, it’s time to commemorate the year’s top 10 posts for this blog. The Top 10 represent the posts which have the most visits during the course of the calendar year. Given this, recent posts are at a disadvantage … Continue reading

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Zillertaler Runde / Berliner Höhenweg 2015: Hut to Hut Hiking in Tirol, Austria


In July, 2015, my son Daniel and I set out to Austria to hike the Zillertaler Runde. The 50 mile (80 km) trek is known to Germans as the Berliner Höhenweg and to Brits as the Zillertal Rucksack Route. The … Continue reading

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2014’s Top 10 Posts


Once again, it’s time to commemorate the year’s top 10 posts for this blog. The Top 10 represent the posts which have the most visits during the course of the calendar year. Given this, recent posts are at a disadvantage … Continue reading

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Round 11, P90X3: Days 59 – 80. Full Frontal Fall.


I’ve been working my way through the third third of this round. And with each passing day, my performance in this part of the program is improving. Today, I finished Day 80. So only 10 more days in this VERY … Continue reading

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Into the Tetons. Our 4 Day Backpacking Trip Along the Teton Crest Trail.


In August 2014, one of my longtime dreams became a reality. My son, Daniel and I went backpacking for four days along the Teton Crest Trail in Grand Teton National Park. Why was this a desired goal? Well, it’s some … Continue reading

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Salzburg & Salzkammergut Silver Anniversary 2014


At the end of July, Eileen and I took a week to visit the Salzkammergut region of Austria to celebrate our 25th wedding Anniversary. We’d been to Austria before, on our honeymoon. And Salzburg was a brief stop on our … Continue reading

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Needles, Arches & Snakes


A couple of weeks ago, we again found the opportunity between semesters to enjoy a family vacation. Once again, our destination was the great State of Utah. We enjoy short backpacking excursions and day hikes. In early/mid May, many of … Continue reading

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Hiking the Grand Canyon: South Kaibab/Tonto/Bright Angel Loop


Eileen and I just got back from a brief hiking vacation at the Grand Canyon. We stayed at El Tovar, that historic lodge perched on the edge of the South Rim, every night except the one where we camped half … Continue reading

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