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Hadrian’s Wall Day 4: Gilsland to Brampton

Our last day on the Wall. We started in some serious rain, the first that had fallen on us on the walk. But with only 9 miles to go this day, we enjoyed the slower pace. The most excitement we … Continue reading

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Hadrian’s Wall Day 3: Once Brewed to Gilsland

After giving it our all yesterday, my husband and I decided that we could hike the Wall, or we could see some of the sites along the Wall. Given the time we had, we couldn’t do both. Sore and tired … Continue reading

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Hadrian’s Wall Day 2: Chollerford to Once Brewed

This was the longest segment of our Wall Walk — 12 miles. And it had more ups and downs. The good news was that because the landscape is more rugged, fewer stones were taken for other building projects, and the … Continue reading

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Hadrian’s Wall Day 1: Corbridge to Chollerford

The first day was supposed to be reasonably easy, from Corbridge to Chollerford. Corbridge started as a Roman town that predates the Wall. At first, the Romans figured they’d steamroll over the local population of Britain just as they had … Continue reading

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Hadrian’s Wall: Getting There

I’ve always wanted to walk Hadrian’s Wall, on the border between England and Scotland. The idea of hiking along a 2000-year-old artifact for miles on end, and finishing the day at a pub just really appeals to me. The Wall … Continue reading

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Hadrian’s Wall: A Little History

I have always wanted to hike Hadrian’s Wall — no idea why. This summer, I finally badgered my husband into going. I figured if we didn’t do it soon, our legs wouldn’t handle it. A Little Background The Romans toyed … Continue reading

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Life in the mountain shrub community

Another hike, a bunch more fun photos. One of the big reasons I like walking is because I go slow enough to see interesting things. If I’d know blotchiness on the side of the lizard would be diagnostic, I would … Continue reading

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Correction: Tachinid flies

In a recent post (Butterflies Galore), I showed a picture that I said showed native bees with a skipper butterfly. But I was curious about the bees — I’d never seen anything like them before. I couldn’t find anything on … Continue reading

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Butterflies Galore

I’m not really an expert on butterflies. But while hiking recently in the Front Range foothills , I saw so many of such varied species that I had to check into them a bit more. All these different butterflies are … Continue reading

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Goldfinches at lunch

Much of Apex trail follows Apex Creek, and so it has lots of stream side plants growing along it. But as I was going back down the trail, I came to an open area. I looked up slope and saw … Continue reading

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