Obed

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I’ve been on a climbing spate of late. Thanks to Seth and his photography. He’s gotten the bug. If we get out this afternoon after work it will be 4 days in a row. Two at the obed and two … Continued

Going off the Rails on the Katy Trail

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When Mark graciously invited me to join him on this rail-to-trail adventure, I was hesitant primarily because I didn’t have the right bicycle. But when his son, Andrew, offered to loan me a bike and Mark’s girlfriend, Stephanie, provided pannier … Continued

The Katy Trail

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On Thursday I will embark for the Katy Trail under the tutelage of Mark Jones. (ignore the dates on this map, I snatched it from the web) We will attempt to ride from Clinton Missouri to St. Charles on road … Continued

The Carolina lightning bugs.

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Frank enjoys our morning visitor at the undisclosed location campsite. So many times I have heard about the existence of the synchronized lightning bugs at this spot. So we decided to explore this mythology and confirm or break it. Frank … Continued

Synchronicity

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After missing it last week we nailed it this time.   The lightning bugs were there in full spect glory and we were able to bask fully in it. Jesse The body even made an appearance.   We had a … Continued

An urban adventure.

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Seth works his way up this beautiful wall on Knox County’s finest crag. We paddled to get there. Multi-pitch under responsible lead, who can beat that? It is what we would call an undisclosed location. But if you join the … Continued

No lightning bugs, yet…

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But one heck of a fun time. Very happy to be among this group. We had great camaraderie a wonderful fire, perfect weather. What else could you ask for? Maybe you could ask for a beautiful rendetion of an aptly … Continued

Back to the CNF

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Saturday was one of those glorious nights you will always remember. Record cold had caused the thermometer to bottom out and register an historic low temperature. AJ and Jon Dempsey had gone up to our secret spot because it is … Continued

Mill Branch

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It’s really nice when you have a professional photographer in tow.This weekend we were fortunate to be accompanied by my friend, Seth Dortch That’s him on the right with the thumbs up. We climbed 1400 feet up Mill branch and … Continued