A fun Flash animation from the National Arbor Day Foundation that can help you learn to identify trees.
More happiness at Winehiker Witiculture – more than most folks can bear.
I’m happy to believe these things. In fact, my first 2006 post to this blog, back on January 1st, sums it up in a little poetry.
Fellow hiker Tom Mangan over at Two-Heel Drive yesterday asked, “What’s the worst jam you’ve ever been in?” The story he refers to, about two experienced hikers who still managed to get wildly lost, is, fortunately, one that ends well.
Tom prods me a little in that post. But then, he’s one of the lucky few who’s already heard my bear story. Around a campfire, no less!
I didn’t quite take the time yesterday to recount my 1976 episode with that pesky black bear in Yosemite. Someday I’ll transfer that cautionary noveletta from a campfire tale to the written word. Today, however, I thought I would follow Tom’s formula but switch gears a little to inquire, dear reader, about your happiest moment.
Yes, we’re getting back to the point of this post: a call for your response to the question, “what’s the happiest you’ve ever been?”
Don’t think too hard about this one. After all, you’ve been happy at least once in your life, right? So go ahead and share your happiest moment here by adding a comment, dear reader – kinda let’s me know you’re actually reading this stuff. Not that I need validation or anything remotely resembling it. (But it might make me happy.)
Hey, maybe your words will make another reader happy, too.
After three glorious Indian Summer days in the vicinity of Mt. Shasta in upper California, I’m hard-pressed to catch up on things here at work this morning. Frankly, I don’t think I can capture the spirit of our weekend “convention” any better than fellow hiker, outdoor blogger, and compatriot Tom Mangan, so I’ll let him tell the story in his can’t-miss photo essay.
If this past weekend was any indication, the Internet is proving that hiking (and yes, flyfishing) in these United States is alive and well. It sure is a passion with each of us.