Yearly Archives: 2017

“You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here and whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.” ~Max Ehrmann

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How could you not want a Westy after riding in one. Obviously there's no front end on these things, cause the engines in the back, so it's like sitting on a couch cruising through the mountains.

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Three little girls plopped down next to my girlfriend and me as we were sitting on a dock in Playas del Coco, Costa Rica. They gave us a quick smile, and then bounded off into the ocean to play with the rest of their friends.

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“Before there were roads, there were only trails. Before there were wheels, there were only feet. Before the Norsemen and Columbus stumbled upon North America, the continent was crisscrossed by a trail system chiseled into the earth by animals large and small and the silent moccasins that followed them.” ~Lamar Marshall

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“But there is a boundary to their realm –the boundary of the dark, horrible, lofty forest. There, like the waves about the Hebrides, the low underwood is agitated continually. But there is no wind throughout the heaven. And the tall primeval trees rock eternally hither and thither with a crashing and mighty sound. And from […]

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“The curious place name dates to 1929 when Charlie Conner was hiking with outdoorsman Horace Kephart, photographer George Masa, and others along the high divide. When they paused for a rest on the rocks, Conner took his boots and socks off, exposing a bunion or two that rivaled the surrounding stones. Eying Conner’s feet, Kephart […]

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