Category Archives: Parks

Things that happened in a park

Easing in to hiking

This morning I got up and after I listened to the radio and played guitar a bit, I thought that I should not be such a homebody and should get out. I packed up a couple of books, a hammock, … Continue reading

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I Love Boulder

I arrived in Boulder Thursday morning to visit my best friend from grad school. For years, we shared an office, for a while at Vanderbilt, for a while at Stanford. We hung out for a while after my arrival and … Continue reading

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Leaving Boulder

This morning, I got up. I try to do that every day, whether I need to or not. Next, I carried the Big Ikea Bag into Walden. I use it as one might use a suitcase when I stay in … Continue reading

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A Day in Nederland

I woke up at the trail head, made use of the fine facilities, packed up and headed down into Nederland. The nice park ranger I’d talked to in Boulder said that Nederland was a cool town and would be a … Continue reading

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Bear Creek Park

I decided that Walden’s lack of power and occasionally-loud fuel pump warranted a trip back to the mechanic, so Tuesday morning, I got up and headed back to Englewood. It seemed that Walden had somewhat more power as I got … Continue reading

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Walden goes to the doctor. I drink Beer.

I woke up this morning in a campground in Bear Creek Park. I’d been there since about 2:00 yesterday afternoon. It took a while to get packed up. When the wind got so crazy that I was thinking that I … Continue reading

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Rushmore can wait

I headed out pretty early and bought ice in Custer. Can I just tell you how oppressive it is to buy ice every day? Out here I can find 10 pound blocks (rather than the stuff you usually get that … Continue reading

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Sculptures on Mountains. Snore.

The route that I took to hit both Crazy Horse and Rushmore took me into Custer park, through has a loop that’s supposed to have lots of animals. I saw a buffalo ambling down the side of the road. I … Continue reading

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Bighorn National Forest

I headed out of the Wild Woman RV Park at about noon. Since I had power charging my battery and WIFI, I made the most of it. I was going to go up through Bighorn National Forest and see this … Continue reading

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The First 100 Days

The astute reader will notice that my posts lag about a week behind. I’m sort of trying to catch up a little, especially after I’ve, for example, been in Yellowstone, where it’s difficult to get stuff posted because there is … Continue reading

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