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Travel

Thoughts and reflections on trips I have taken, from across the planet to across the state.

New England Travel, 2013

When I had a bunch of work events scheduled fairly close to each other in New England and New York City in 2013, Michelle and I decided to take some time in between for some traveling and hiking and then we dropped in on Autumn and James. Full gallery here and a few highlights on Flickr.

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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Photos

Shortly after hiking in the Porcupine Mountains on Michigan's Upper Peninsula, Michelle, James, Autumn, and I checked out the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. The full gallery is here and many are also on Flickr.

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Hiking the Porcupine Mountains

In summer of 2013, Michelle and I met James and Autumn in the Porcupine Mountains in Michigan's Upper Peninsula - a state park. We did some backpacking and had a very fun time despite having to ford a raging... creek... and having to deal with a fair amount of rain on the middle day of our 2 night stay.

All the photos are available in this gallery and many of the highlights are available on Flickr.

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Visiting Zion National Park

After having a great hike over 3 days and two nights through the Grand Canyon, we visited Zion National Park with weary legs. A few photos in our Zion gallery.

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Visiting the Grand Canyo

Photos from our 2012 hike down into the Grand Canyon and back out. Full gallery here.

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Great Sand Dunes

In 2012, Michelle and I took an AWESOME road trip through the southwest, stopping first at Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado. We spent the night in a tent, with lows around 15-18 or so. Hard to tell at that temperature. Full gallery here.

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Hiking and Hanging in Texas

After a work trip to San Antonio, Klinkers met me in Austin and we headed a bit west for some hiking and relaxing. We went to Enchanted Rock state park, did some hiking, found some great pit bbq, and had an all-around swell time. Full gallery here.

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A Weekend in Philly

Michelle and I visited Autumn and James in Philadelphia in 2012 - a great time with the photos to prove it. Among other fun places, we visited the Franklin Institute.

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Hiking Isle Royale

Last year, Michelle and I squeezed a quick trip to Isle Royale National Park out of weekend - full gallery here. We took the ferry to the island, hiked to a camping pad by the lake, slept well, and hiked back to the dock the next morning. We got soaked on the first day - it was raining the whole morning on the ferry ride and our path was soaked. But it cleared up in the afternoon and the second day was beautiful.

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