Tag Archives: Backpacking

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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I Am a River


Anyone who knows me knows I love hiking and the mountains. What’s harder to explain is the “why” behind my passion. I’ve been reading Nietzsche of late and some of the themes and the styling struck a chord with me. … Continue reading

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Kettlebell: I Walk the Line


With today’s yoga, I’ll have completed week 4 of the Skogg Kettlebell System workout regimen. In some respects it was a good week, in others, not so much. The prior weekend’s backpacking went well. That is, until mile 5.5 where I rolled … 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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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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Round 10, P90X3, Days 7 – 9: Dynamix, Backpacking, Tennis & on to Week 2


I rested this past weekend with a Boy Scout backpacking trip at Pine Mountain, Georgia. Once again, we were blessed with perfect weather as we trekked our 10 mile path up and down and around the mountain. After completing my … Continue reading

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2013’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 9, Insanity: Days 14-16 Backpacking and Cross-Dressing


Dis past weekend, Albert T used my rest days to go backpacking on the Benton MacKaye Trail wit my Boy Scout Troop. It was great weather and even though I only completed my second week, Albert T was feelin’ really … Continue reading

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Pitztaler Runde 2013: Hut to Hut Hiking in Tirol, Austria


I very recently had the opportunity to travel with good friends to spend a week hut to hut hiking in Pitztal, Austria. After the hiking tour, I stayed in Germany an extra week to visit family. So, what the heck … Continue reading

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Day Hiking Mount Rainier National Park


This summer, our family schedules coalesced such that we were able to get away for a week in mid-August. Our destination: Mount Rainier National Park. Our objective: time together and idyllic day hiking. We flew in to Portland and drove … Continue reading

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