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Books for the Mountain Life, Part 3
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Books for the Mountain Life, Part 3

As you probably gathered from my previous posts (Part 1 and Part 2), I’m never at a loss when it comes to recommending a good book. Continuing with my theme of stories that every mountain-loving adventurer should read, below you’ll find more excellent books that I highly recommend. The Naturalist: […]

What Is That Smell?
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What Is That Smell?

In the many pictures I have of happy friends after a race, hike or bike ride, you see the smiles, mud, and tired happy faces, but what you can’t see is the smell.  I’m sure it’s there, but fortunately, it’s not part of the lasting memory, or is it? It’s […]

Portugal by Bike
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Portugal by Bike

With only two weeks to play, my husband and I decided that our next bike tour would take place in Portugal.  June is the shoulder season in this Iberian Peninsula country.  June also marks the start of the hot season, which had us up early and riding late to avoid […]

Last Minute Adventure
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Last Minute Adventure

In mid-April, I was selected to support a project at work requiring me to travel from my home in South Carolina to the Washington DC area.  This project was supposed to last for two weeks, but midway through the trip I received word that I would need to stay much […]

The Power of the Outdoors
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The Power of the Outdoors

I have grown up with a love of the outdoors. Dirt, bugs, plants and all manner of critters were a normal part of life since before I can remember (there is picture proof). Nature formed my personal religion, acted as my reprieve to the chaos and stressors of life and […]