It was a nothing hike. At the last minute, on a beautiful winter afternoon, I took short hike through my neighborhood. I’m lucky because my neighborhood weaves through a few ponds, and I’m within a mile of a park that has some beautiful natural paths. Continue reading “A Winter Hike”
After a couple of months of not much hiking, I put hiking boots to soil on a good trail this week. Continue reading “Christmas Hike in Stone Mountain NC”
While visiting a cousin in Tennessee, we took a two-mile hike in a regional park in her hometown. No long drive or planning required. Just a bottle of water and a trail.
My Canon EOS Rebel T3 has served me well for many years. Among it’s many accomplishments, it recorded a breathtaking trip through the Canadian Rockies and a dream trip to Scotland. It has also recorded many gatherings of friends and family, as well as a host of other trips. Perhaps it’s proudest accomplishment has been recording the many hikes my daughter and I have taken over the past year. Many of these photos have been used to stir my imagination when writing. Continue reading “Ode to a Camera”
I hike, a lot. I find hiking, even neighborhood walks, to be a wonderful way to gather inspiration for writing. It’s also a much needed stretch after beating on a keyboard for hours. I tend to hit trails with big views or a destination. As a result, Boone Fork Trail – although nearby – never caught my interest. Continue reading “Boone Fork Trail”
Many writers (me included) eventually find our characters in the woods, usually running at top speed or lost off trail. In the southeastern USA, your character might be able to swing through the tree tops (using kudzu vines), but otherwise they would need to stay on trails to maintain a lope, trot, run, sprint, or canter. Heck, in many spots you would need a machete to amble away from the trail.