Tag Archives: Hiking

a Ph.D. and all that…

Two years ago I lived in Los Alamos, NM (short for the cottonwoods in Spanish). I wrote my very first post with a nod to CCR, and the hike out my back door. I blogged faithfully all summer about hikes … Continue reading

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Hiking Mount Cavanaugh

My favorite part of my last visit to Washington: my hosts! I stayed at Lake Cavanaugh with family and their dog. One day we loaded both dogs and into my car and hiked the local peak. I couldn’t believe just … Continue reading

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Glacier NP: Not Another Roadside Attraction

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Even with Going to the Sun Road closed and clouds covering the mountains, Glacier National Park is a phenomenal place. Because our dog wasn’t allowed on trails, we stopped at every turn out along the open section, snapped some photos, … Continue reading

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National Forest Road Hike, Near Glacier National Park

Have you ever been to a National Park with a dog? You very quickly become a second class citizen. Dogs disturb the native wildlife, so they’re not to go on most trails. And it is perfectly true that a bear … Continue reading

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A Greek Mountain Village: Makrinitsa

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The balcony of Mt. Pelion. Another recommendation if you’re visiting Greece in peak tourist season, skip the islands and head to Pelion. Why? Well aside from being the mythical home of the Centaurs and Jason, of Argonaut fame, it will … Continue reading

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Delphi: Antiquity in Nature

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It doesn’t matter if it is a busy tourist spot, if you’re in Greece, take a pilgrimage to Delphi. It is delightful NOT to block out the modern buildings and experience a piece of what the ancient Greeks felt. I … Continue reading

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First Night in Athens

Can you sleep on airplanes? I can, but only if I’m lucky enough to be in first class. For my overnight flight from Detroit to Amsterdam I had an upgrade to Economy Plus* with the idea that the additional legroom … Continue reading

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