Tag Archives: hiking

Good morning from Leroy and Vinny

Looking at the calendar, over a month has passed since my last post here. Where does the time go? I would like to say that I was in the midst of some grand adventure, but that would not be true! Life. Just life happening, and dealing with the daily grind, the obligations, and the 9-to-5. […]
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Outdoor Gear – Spring Cleaning 2016

I have the following pieces of backpacking and camping equipment that are no longer needed and taking up much needed space in the gear closet.  Please contact me (wricci@bcxmail.com) with questions, shipping, etc.  Payment would be managed and tracked through PayPal. All reasonable offers will be considered.  $300.00 for all items and that will include […]
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Poem – Woods

In the woods we take the worn path of hard dirt and decaying leaves following the recent activities of coyotes. Consistent and plentiful rain has filled in empty spaces with the silent guardians reaching to the morning sun.

Dogs of Summer #3

North to the St. Croix River we headed on a perfect grey and rainy summer morning. With just one puppy for this trip, Vinny and I quickly hiked 6.5 miles through prairie, forest, and along the river. For Vinny, the world is a buffet and she tasted all nature had to offer.

Backpacking Gear For Sale – update

I have the following pieces of backpacking and camping equipment that are no longer needed and taking up much needed space in the gear closet.  Please contact me (wricci@bcxmail.com) with questions, pricing, shipping, etc. GoalZero Guide 10plus Solar Recharging Kit with Solar Panels and AA Batteries Eddie Bauer First Ascent – Men’s Down 800-fill Jacket, […]
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Looking for Peace

An early morning walk through a November-drenched park with Leroy, Alaskan coffee, and music. As the wind blew hard off the lake, yet the pace was slow and purposeful, I chose “Lost in the Chambers of the Sea”, by Startle the Heavens (Ben Leopard). Starting off brisk and cloudy, we watched thousands of ducks float […]
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Backpacking Gear – For Sale

I have 3 pieces of backpacking equipment that are no longer needed and taking up much needed space in the gear closet.  Please contact me with questions, price, shipping, etc. GoLite Shangri-La 2 minimalist backpacking tent – Never used Black Diamond flick-lock adjustable hiking poles – Used with care First Ascent Big Tahoma 75 (men’s) […]
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Alaska 2013 – Guiding Company

For the adventure this year, I went with Exposure Alaska. This was my second expedition with them (first was in 2007).  I completed the Xxtreme Week expedition and can say this was one intense trip. I have gone with other companies for trips to Alaska and the San Juan Islands, and feel this company is […]
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Christmas Day, Lutsen

Christmas Day brings thoughts of family, friends, beliefs and what helps us to get through each day. We headed north into the cold and snow to spend the time within nature, at the beckon call of deer and raven, and fell asleep each day to the methodical splashing of water on the frozen shoreline. Rising […]
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Transitions

Sitting at Caribou reading and writing about the trip to Haines, Alaska. I’m in the transition period of small town simplicity, back to the perceived reality of home. Missing the remote wilderness and the daily activities of camping and kayaking in the Lynn Canal.