Tag Archives: Hiking

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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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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Round 11, P90X3: Sick ‘n Tired.


Ugh. It’s Day 37. Into the second week of Block 2. It should be fun and challenging and rewarding because it’s the block where we get to express our masculinity and lift weights. Only it’s none of that. Because for … Continue reading

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Round 10, P90X3, Days 50 – 56: A Little More Better


This was the last week of P90X3’s Block 2 and an opportunity to revisit some routines that were last performed at the end of the first block of the program. To be perfectly honest, my mood has been vacillating each … Continue reading

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Round 10, P90X3, Days 31 – 38: I’m Feelin’ Mighty Low


I’ve been dutifully pushing “play,” in this second block of P90X3. But since Sunday, I’ve been feeling very weak and tired and drained. I attribute this to adding two, 5 mile fast hike/trail runs into my weekend activity. And not … Continue reading

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Round 10, P90X3, Days 26 – 30: Feeling Kinky


Milestone: Into Block 2, and one-third done with this round. For the past several days I’ve been feeling a bit kinky. Specifically, in my neck. I’m not exactly sure what brought it on. Probably going into plow pose too quickly. … 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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