Category Archives: Appalachian Trail

Hiking In Hunting Season

Fall is my favorite hiking season, with one major drawback: it’s also hunting season. I don’t have a problem sharing the woods with sportsmen, as long as they hunt responsibly, but being around flying bullets does tend to put me … Continue reading

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Bare Bones, Skulls & Skeletons

Of all the treasures I find on my hikes, my favorites are skulls and skeletons. I love the way bare bones stand out stark against any landscape. After years of seeking, I can spot them in tall grass, in woods, in … Continue reading

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Free National Park Week!

In all my Earth Day revelry, I totally forgot to post a reminder that this week, April 22-26, is a free National Park week! The entry fee waiver also includes National Monuments (like Tent Rocks), National Seashores (Assateague Island), and National Historical … Continue reading

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Not All Blogs That Wander Are Lost

My, how time flies! I’ve now been writing the Blonde Coyote blog for almost two years and after more than 360 posts, I’m in no danger of running out of places to go or things to say. This blog has … Continue reading

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All Seasons: VA/ AT

I go for a hike almost every day and cover a lot of the same ground, over and over, in all weather and in all seasons. Exploring new terrain is always exciting, but there is something deeply satisfying about getting … Continue reading

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Let It Snow!

We finally got some snow in Virginia! It’s about time. I love snow! We also got some visitors: my friend Sarah and Drew’s friend Joy both came to visit in the same weekend. So what do you do with people … Continue reading

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Upcoming on the Blonde Coyote!

Hey Everybody, I hope you haven’t missed me too much this week. I’ve been fighting off the flu. Ick! It was a good week to be out of commission: I finally got around to sending my beloved camera into Olympus … Continue reading

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Free National Park Day Monday!

Hey everybody! In case you haven’t heard, in celebration of Martin Luther King Day, admission to all National Parks is free on Monday! The waiver also includes National Monuments (like Tent Rocks), National Seashores (Assateague Island), and National Historical Places (like … Continue reading

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Appalachian Trail: the Devil’s Marbleyard to the James River

Last week, after hiking with Drew’s family to the Devil’s Marbleyard, when everybody headed back down the trail to their cars, Dio and I kept going up and over the mountain to meet up with the Appalachian Trail. After an … Continue reading

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Finding D.O.G.

Four years ago today, I took a road trip to Monument Valley, near the Arizona – Utah border, and came home with a puppy. Keeping a skinny, filthy, half-wild mutt I found wandering in the desert could have been a complete … Continue reading

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