Tag Archives: hiking

On the Kilauea Iki Trail

In 1959 a dramatic and violent eruption turned Kilauea Iki at Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park into a cauldron of lava with fantastic fountains of fire shooting skyward. A hike across Kilauea Iki crater is a walk into the heart of … Continue reading

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Chacoan Culture – the begining

I am drawn to ruins. In July of this year I spent time in Chaco Canyon, at a cluster of archeological sites left by the Anasazi (the Ancient Ones) over a thousand years ago. Chaco Canyon was a place of … Continue reading

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A peek over the Pololū Valley

Big Island, Hawai’i. coordinates: 20°9′3″ N, 155°44′39″ W On the North Kohala peninsula past the quaint towns of Hawi and Kapa’au, after about 8 miles of lush, winding road Highway 270 dead ends at the overlook of Pololū Valley. The Pololū Valley … Continue reading

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Birthing Stones of Kamehameha

(Kah mae ha mae ha)  Kamehameha Akahi Aina Hanau In the North Kohala area of Hawai’i Island about the year 1758 near Opolu Point at a place called Kokoiki, Hawai’i’s greatest warrior-king was born. He would become a leader who … Continue reading

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Colorado Migration, Mountain Men and Miners

The Colorado Rocky Mountains were formed about 80-55 million years ago…….then the  first village was built, 1851. 13,000 years ago the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains was a major migration route that contributed to the spread of Paleo-Indian peoples … Continue reading

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Gandy Dancing on the D&RGW

In the Heart of the Rocky Mountains. The Main Line has tight curves and a steep steady grade as it hugs the hillside ascending the Front Range. There are 17 tunnels in the first 30 miles the rails climbs  from … Continue reading

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Old Mountain Friends

“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity…” ― John Muir Going to the mountains is certainly like going home for me. I lived in … Continue reading

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