Transcaucasian Trail

I was asked more than once by my old boss in California if I knew of anyone or was interested in doing trail work myself in Armenia. I think it all began after this trip for him, or maybe beforehand because part of his heritage is Armenian. By the following…

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Lightning

I love xkcd and his other site “what if?” In the northeast at this point in time (February) lightning is not likely at all, but this post on what if about lightning is electric, and felt the need to share it, especially the video from the what-if post (seen below). Perhaps…

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Roof Rack Reminders for Phones

Sure, I’d like to help you and save your gear from destruction by selling you my line-of-sight roof reminders, BUT you could do this for “free” with your own phone. Cross your fingers your phone works every time, and the volume is up or not silenced for some reason. Also,…

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The Science of Hiking

Harvard physician Paul Dudley White, the ‘father of American cardiology’, believed that a brisk, five mile walk every day is as good a remedy for a restless mind as anything the worlds of medicine and psychology have to offer. Many literary notables, from Charles Dickens to Will Self, have written…

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