{thoughts on trekking poles}

I would still consider myself a novice hiker, but for some reason I'm amassing an impressive amount of hiking gear. One item in my arsenal is a set of Black Diamond collapsible trekking poles. I never would've purchased these on my own. They were purchased for me when I started hiking a few years ago …

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{hiking: welch-dickey loop}

Here's another throwback that I'm digging up from the deep, dark crevasses of my brain. I did Welch-Dickey back in September 2018. I wanted a short, easy solo hike. Welch-Dickey Loop is approximately four miles, and elevation is 1,751 feet. AllTrails actually categorizes this hike as difficult. However, after reading other people's reviews of the …

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{race recap: millennium running’s snowflake shuffle… again}

I don't usually run a race more than once, but the Snowflake Shuffle by Millennium Running is one exception (and there are only two exceptions!). I've run this race four times now... and I'm not afraid to admit that I run it for the swag. "What's the swag?" you might ask. It's a hoodie. It's …

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