"The more you let yourself be distracted from where you are going, the more you are the person that you are. It's not so much like getting lost as it is like getting found."
--William Stafford

"The Earth does not belong to us, We belong to the Earth."
--Chief Seattle

"Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean."
--John Muir

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Take time to meet The Dog Wonder, my trusty companion Lulu, part cocker spaniel, all super dog, as well as The Muddy Boot Clan, close friends who've been along for ride.

Latest from the trail...

Jan 21, 2017:
Point Mallard Park, AL

Last year Point Mallard Park unveiled plans to put in four new trails honoring local Native American leaders, of which two were said to be completed. Looking for an easy hike after a tough couple of weeks, months really, I decided to start the year off hiking with Lulu as I usually do, and tackle those trails already established. The adventure of finding these trails though overshadowed the actual trail experience itself, and the beautiful views of the river afforded from the hike helped lessen the surprise of how in need of maintenance these trails already are. >>>....Continued...|