Posts By: chris

Balanced. With Columbus? Maybe not.

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Hiking. And trying to train Columbus at the same time. Regrettable decision. Last weekend before babysitting Landon, I squeezed in a morning hike. We’ve been bringing Columbus for training and he’s so good in class. I decided I’d switch to his slip collar instead of the halti, and work with him walking nicely on that…. Read more »

Echos in the wind

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Another day, another hike, another diary entry. Today is my day off from work. I was actually planning on working this afternoon, but I was really consumed by work this week and neglected taking care of my body. So I went for a long hike and then, when I went to sit down – my… Read more »

Loopedy loop

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A belated entry in the hiking diaries. Since I am writing this much after-the-fact, this hike will be mostly pictorial. Because I don’t remember much of what I was thinking, although it did spawn this blog post. But that was just my thinking on the last part of the hike. So, the last few hikes… Read more »

Walking sideways on the mountain

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Yet another trail in the hiking diaries It’s getting later in the fall. And I’m trying to beat the snow and frigid cold with hiking every trail on the mountain. This hike, because I didn’t wake up early enough, I picked a relatively short trail. The rest of Bicentennial Trail. But it was a little… Read more »

West road story

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So far, my favorite hike in the hiking diaries. I wrote this post. It was part of this hike, which I am writing many days (okay, weeks) after hiking it. I wanted to take both dogs, so didn’t want to hike a skinny trail. There are a few dirt roads that are part of the… Read more »

Heading North

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Today the two dogs and I hiked North Road. North Road is on the far side of the mountain (from my house). It takes a good 10 minutes, maybe longer, to drive there. I know, I know, aren’t I lucky to be able to hike a mountain with a short 10 minute drive? Spoiled, I… Read more »

A quirky girl

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As I was brushing my teeth the other day, and thinking about some of the people I’ve really been drawn to in my life (most of them outspoken and completely authentic and not into the status quo), and realized that some other people in my life would probably NOT relate to them (and haven’t), this is… Read more »

Walking in the Light

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It’s been a heavy couple of weeks. And yesterday was especially heavy. Lots of people needing lots of prayers. Ever since letting go of man’s teachings of God and asking him to show me who he is, I’ve had a bit of a struggle. It’s almost like the words and beliefs that brought me so… Read more »

Manifesting porcupines

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A bit of hiking diary excitement. A couple of days ago – I’ve been meaning to write this before now – I looked at the map to see what trails I still need to hike this fall. There was that little bit of Jack Frost trail we didn’t get to, and since I hit the… Read more »

West Side Story

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Another episode of the hiking diaries… Today I returned to the trails. I avoid Wachusett on the weekends, especially the leaf peeping season. SO crowded. Unfortunately, I didn’t remember that today was Columbus day. This is what I saw when I reached the top: That doesn’t look like a lot of people, but that’s only the… Read more »