Snowless Hiking Trails in February!

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Can You Believe — Just two weeks after a big snowfall, where did it all go? We had a decent additional eight inches of snow on January 26. By February 6, we had lost almost all of it. The groundhog was … Read More

Do You Want to be the Shadow or the True You?

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We do have a choice, you know. “It is because we don’t know who we are, because we are unaware that the Kingdom of Heaven is within us, that we behave in the generally silly, the often insane, the sometimes … Read More

Hiking Trails In Danger!

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Yikes! Walk Seven Miles of Highway! Call That Hiking? Hikers had been hiking this section of the Florida Trail for years. Then suddenly, without prior notice, they faced “NO TRESPASSING” signs! This is the most recent trail closing hikers are facing … Read More

Power of Geoff’s Faith Shown in Photos

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I got this post from a friend, Geoff Curtis, this morning.  He went from spiritual weakness to physical strength through simple belief. Proof of his metamorphosis is in the photos.  Below is his message.     I’ve felt weakness beyond … Read More

A Good, and Maybe the ONLY, History of Hiking in America

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BackpackerBill’s Take on a New Hikers’ Book On the Trail: A History of American Hiking  by Silas Chamberlin Even though it’s a “history,” the guy writes very entertaining stories of hikers pioneering the way. And it is factually correct!  How do I know?  Simple. … Read More

Is God Out There In Nature?

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I’ve had that question many times. Is God out there — Somewhere? If so, how does God get into my head, speaking to me in “that still small voice?” I know, the Bible says that “it is not here, not there — the Kingdom … Read More

The Holiness That’s In the Air

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While reading Houston Smith’s biography, I couldn’t help identify with what he said in this quote: I always felt happier at Native American gatherings than at meetings of the American Academy of Religion or, for that matter, at the universities … Read More

How Our Wilderness Hike Helped Us Deal With the Election Results

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We three – one voted for Hillary, one for Trump, and one for neither – hiked together all day getting a clearer perspective on the results.   We hiked six-hours over twelve miles in the Pecos Wilderness where we had … Read More

Hikers’ Touching Sentiments On the Appalachian Trail

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Here’s a hiking tear-jerker. Dozens of AT hikers do it for Paul. I doubt you can watch this video without feeling the sentiments these hikers gave to Australian hiker, Paul’s dream to hike end-to-end on the Appalachian Trail. Thanks to … Read More

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