Today, I finished my work day from the trailhead so as soon as I was done I could hit the trail and maximize daylight. The timing worked great, since I emerged at the end just before a headlamp was needed. The highlight today was running into the biggest black bear
There was supposed to be a thunderstorm coming through the region, but I had a new pair of hiking boots I wanted to try and out start breaking in. I opted to run up to Cherry Valley National Wildlife Refuge for a quick hike after work before the storms arrived.
Sometimes, seeing how the colors come together when cooking just makes me happy. Tonight I made Balsamic Roasted Veggie and White Bean Pasta (though improvised a little – including stir frying it to cook faster).
Yes, non-alcoholic distilled spirits, with no sugar or sweetener and they taste incredible! At least the first one I tried (Herbal) does. I used Fever-Tree Refreshingly Light tonic to keep the ingredients balanced and high quality. It’s slightly bitter, has a great botanical taste, and is very refreshing on a
Shakh, Khaled, and I did our early-morning thing again and beat the rush, enjoying a rather quiet hike. Shakh picked this one for us, and it was easily a big win. It was a great length, tired you out, but didn’t kill you and had numerous fantastic views. While taking
The Civilian Conservation Corp was an initiative of President Franklin Roosevelt’s interned to generate jobs for people during the depression. Many of the parks in the United States were built or improved by the CCC. Workers would get paid a dollar a day, and sent most of their monthly paychecks
I took a quick hike at Chapman State Park today while I was in that side of Pennsylvania, so I could check it if on my PA State Park Passport. The trail was described as being wet, which definitely was the case. I didn’t have my hiking boots with me
What an amazing hospital filled with people who genuinely care about, not just for, their patients.
The best part of this calzone is the homemade sauce. I warmed up olive oil in a pan and sautéed some onions. Then I added freshly minced garlic and some fresh basil and thyme from our back porch garden. Finally I added a little sugar, salt, and let it boil
Today’s adventure took us to Buttermilk Falls, and included a loop around both Crater Lake and Hemlock Lake. The road to Buttermilk Falls is closed now, so it adds another 1.5 miles each way to the trip from where you have to park. The falls are quite beautiful, providing a
Today I picked up a new hiking partner from Lafayette College for an early hiking morning trip. We beat the crowds for an enjoyable hike up Mt Tammany, and the skies cleared up just enough for some terrific views. The coolness and the breeze made for a quick recovery at
You can’t learn history from Instagram, there’s just not enough space. Bill Maher | Real Time with Bill Maher, May 28, 2021