C22180M

You know that Couch To 5K program…? I embarked on a personal C22180M program a few days ago 😉 I have 362 days to get ready! Advertisements

Kennerdell Tract

Kennerdell Tract View from the campsite We spent a relaxing Memorial Day weekend in the woods along the Allegheny River just north of Kennerdell. The map above shows our hike in on Saturday morning in yellow (about 2 miles), and a red X around where we decided to camp. We were on a little bluff…

RCT Challenge 2009

Well, I did it – I registered for the Rachel Carson Trail Challenge this year. So now I've paid my money, I'm committed to get ready for the Challenge! It's on June 20, the Saturday nearest the solstice, so you have as much daylight as possible to complete the 34 "brutal" miles. Notes from the website:…

Tongariro Crossing

[NOTE: I wrote this post in October 2009 – I realized I had never finished writing my posts about New Zealand, which is a crime because the Tongariro Crossing was one of the most exhilirating experiences of my life. I think I was trying to think of enough eloquent things to say about it, but…

Planning for tomorrow

When I first was researching where to go in New Zealand, I chose the southern end of Lake Taupo for its proximity to national parks that sounded like they had good hikes through terrain we don't have at home (volcanoes and such). I also had seen from Omori LakeHouse's website that they were near the…

Wairere Falls

Okauia escarpment Wednesday morning after our big country breakfast, we drove the few km from the cottage to the Wairere Falls track (the waterfall we could see from our window). The weather was absolutely gorgeous, already t-shirt temperatures by 9:00. When I had first researched this area online, I’d been struck by the unusual topography…