hiking

Not all those who wander have been abducted by aliens

"So there's this guy, they call him 'Cargo,' and he started walking due North eleven months ago in Ushuaia, Argentina, toward Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. Yep. I said walking. And he's made it on foot through South and Central America, in less than a year."... No joke, and he wasn't abducted by aliens ...

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A cautionary tale: Take severe weather seriously

Beware the man-eating mosquitoes on Mt. Bachelor in Oregon. And: Take lightning seriously. Wendy remembers a friend recently killed by a lightning strike hiking in Colorado.

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Pick a hobby like photography

Get a basic DSLR camera and go out for a shooting session whenever you see something interesting.

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Notes on (barely) reaching new heights

What happens when Wendy Parker scales a mountain in her husband's formerly native Phoenix? There's a lot of "fear and trembling" involved -- a lot of laughter, too.

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