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2013 07 10 Britts Trip Notes 1

I Do Love to Plan a Trip

Mandy has the doctors’ blessings to keep playing; she’s learning how to protect her back and mitigate her pain. And so we’re launching ourselves, without the usual time to plan, into our summer adventures. Our friend Britt had planned to go with her on a two-week train-and-bike trip to northern New York, but they decided []


Meteors on Buckeye Mountain

We like meteors, and we like the woods, and we like Mitch and Monkey and Nick. One of our favorite short backpack trips in Arkansas is one Buckeye Mountain, in the Caney Creek wilderness area. Most Arkansas trails do a lot of up-and-downing over the hills, but the Buckeye runs up to a ridgetop and []


Inlaw Inspection 2010

Bryan’s mom is off work for Spring Break, and his dad took a week’s vacation to match. They came up to visit for part of the week, and asked for a good long weekend of camping near the Buffalo River. On Saturday, on the way to Jasper, we showed them some of our favorite near-the-road []


A little touring

Bike touring is essentially backpacking, on roads, with wheels. Touring bikes have a different frame geometry than road bikes do, they’re geared differently, and there are more attachments for racks and extra bottle cages. Everybody has a different setup for touring: John refuses to buy a touring bike at all, so he doesn’t have any []


Tucson Honeymoon: Day 10

This is a multi-part trip report… if you haven’t already, you should start with Day 1. Start: Monahans Sandhills State Park End: Home! Daily Mileage: 679 Total Mileage: 2870 (I know that doesn’t add up but that’s what the final odometer reading said) We wake up amid sand dunes but far from a beach. Monahans []


Tucson Honeymoon: Day 8

This is a multi-part trip report… if you haven’t already, you should start with Day 1. Start: Saguaro National Park (Juniper Basin) End: Tucson, AZ Daily Mileage: 14 Total Mileage: 1419 Miles Hiked Today: 7 Miles Hiked Total: 25 I wake early this morning, no doubt a result of our lion-induced super-early bedtime. We both []


Tucson Honeymoon: Day 7

This is a multi-part trip report… if you haven’t already, you should start with Day 1. Start: Saguaro National Park (Douglas Spring) End: Saguaro National Park (Juniper Basin) Daily Mileage: 0 Total Mileage: 1405 Miles Hiked Today: 7 Miles Hiked Total: 18 We awake sometime after midnight to a blustery wind and a tent down []


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