#hiking

Trebević hoovers above the city of Sarajevo, it’s an easy place to get to especially by the cable car. From there one can to a soft nature walk, see the old bobsleigh track, have a refreshment or keep hiking up to the peak. It’s very accessible. I took some hours off to to a speed hike up to the peak of Trebević and run down again. All from and to the cable car. I recommend a hike up to Trebević if you’re in Sarajevo, love nature and have some extra time.

Cable car to the peak: 1h 28 min (10:20 - 11:48)
Peak to cable car: 30min running (12:19 - 12:49)

Music: Nathan Moore - A Face in a Cloud

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19 hours ago

Greeting everyone! Consider this as a postcard greeting and sharing of precious moments. The longest days of the year are here. Peak of light in summer solstice. I'm grateful for the places and moments shared with my daughter on this road trip.

Florens and I were in Norway on a road trip and we were lucky with the weather. It didn’t rain much and from time to time clear blue skies and sunshine broke through.

I intended to do this trip by myself, to do some summit hikes and just to get the time for oneself every man needs once a year at least. But after have been quite active outdoors with her I wanted her to come a long and experience it too. I didn’t need to ask, she already wanted to come along. So we drove up north.

We did a road trip in Norway just before her first birthday six years ago, but now she’s able to run, hike and sit in the car for hours. Being a friendly companion. The last part is interesting, when both sisters are in the car they can trigger one another for “how long do we have left” kind of sentiment and questions.

Here in Norway I used to see children up on the mountains hiking with their parents or grandparents and envisioned my self doing the same the day I could. Well those days are now. Children get familiar with what we present to them.

Hiking together and being on trips like these bring us closer on an intuitional level. I can offer this, nothing more or nothing less at the moment and I’d rather share this trip with my daughter.

We did two longer hikes, and I’m very proud of her. Besides hiking, we had times of casual stuff like watching butterflies, playing tennis, singing, talking and playground fun for her. There was always something to engage in, even good music to a beautiful landscape or moments of laughter or silence.

Now when this was done the youngest one also wants to see and be where big sister was. A good motivation is needed to get them both out next time wherever that might be.

For the drive back I planned a visit to a place where where there are animals and playgrounds and that sort of cozy family vibe. For this occasion I actually brought along something nice for her to wear. Being the last day of the trip and such.

That was a fine last stop and we both really enjoyed the place and the surroundings. Close encounters with a peacock was a favorite first for both of us. And a sheep that got out because someone didn’t close the gate properly so they all wanted out. Florens ran to get the worker who carried the sheep back while I guarded the gate. Oh, and the cars, really fun, the children liked it a lot - quite a realistic touch to the jeep and the terrain. I would love that if I was a child again.

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1 week, 6 days ago

Decided to do a quick overnighter at another abandoned pond out at the Charles C. Deam Wilderness. This one was not very far out, probably about 0.8 miles from the Hickory Firetwower Parking lot. I had not used my Zpacks Duplex tent in a while and so wanted to take it with me. I also had some new products I was testing out such as a Stansport 8-inch oil lantern, UCO tealight lantern, and a Silky Big Boy 2000 saw. All worked perfectly and really added to the trip. Made my usual meal of a ribeye steak cooked over the fire and just really enjoyed myself. I love to do a solo camping every once in a while. I also enjoy making videos where I let the pictures tell the story rather than narrate them. I hope you all enjoy this one.

4 weeks ago

Cheryl Strayed, a recently divorced woman, decides to start a new life by hiking along the 1,100 mile-long Pacific Crest Trail. She begins to discover herself as she goes along her trek.

1 month ago

Video from my hike in Öja

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1 month, 1 week ago

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1 month, 2 weeks ago

Survive.

A couple on a deep-wilderness hike become hopelessly lost within an aggressive black bear's territory.

1 month, 2 weeks ago

Ten mile hike

1 month, 3 weeks ago

Get lost in the natural rock labyrinth of Steamboat Rock in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The Rock Maze of the Black Hills can sometimes be an otherworldly, if not eerie experience.

Steamboat Rock Picnic Area is just one of the 26 picnic areas found throughout the Black Hills National Forest. It is a great place to spend an afternoon, enjoy a picnic along Box Elder Creek and then cross the road and explore the natural rock maze.

This is a day use area and requires a small payment per day. The Steamboat Rock area has 21 different picnic sites, plus there are restrooms (well you know, vault toilets) Find yourself a nice picnic table next to Box Elder Creek and let the rest of the world melt away.

Just across the road from the day use area, you will find a bunch of rocks know as the rock maze.

This is a fun area to climb around and explore. The rock are cracked in several places creating a maze effect or natural rock corridors.

You can find the recreation site on Nemo Road, roughly about four miles southeast of Nemo. Watch for the sign.

1 month, 3 weeks ago

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2 months ago

(Published on Rumble, September 21 2021)
A video from my hike in Jepua

2 months, 1 week ago

(Published on Rumble, July 23 2021)
I went on another hike, about 18km long, and took some video clips which I put together to a video.

2 months, 1 week ago

(Published on Rumble, July 3 2021)
My second hiking video. Some of it is a bit shaky because I'm filming while I'm walking but I hope it is still ok to watch.

2 months, 1 week ago

(Published on Rumble, June 25 2021)
I went on a hike today and made some video clips along the way

2 months, 1 week ago

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2 months, 2 weeks ago

very intense bad weather in the Drakensberg. A group of hikers were forced to take emergency shelter when the weather took a turn for the worse. They were then rewarded with amazing views and clear skies.

2 months, 2 weeks ago

A short clip of my hike testing out a Pixel 6 cellphone.

2 months, 2 weeks ago

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2 months, 3 weeks ago

California hiker's body found after two weeks with dog, barely alive, still by his side [Article by FOX NEWS]
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2 months, 4 weeks ago

A brief breakdown of our midnight winter hike up Mt Sinai (Jebel Musa/Tur Sina/Mt Horeb) in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula. Overall, it was a beneficial experience with big highlights and some hard lessons learned, because of lack of prior research and preparation due to the spontaneous nature of the trip.

2 months, 4 weeks ago

After walking over 20 miles with over 50 pounds of gear I finally arrive at a federal govt. site OHV with a closed parking lot, toilets with no running water and no water fountain! Government costs us billions(over 25% of our GNP)gives billions to dangerous illegal aliens and claims to be protecting our health with experimental jabs and face diaper laws.

When it comes to an obvious no brainer to protect public health and safety for a small fraction of govt. $$ wastage; they're a huge failure again. There were NO WATER FOUNTAINS and running water or electricity(so I could charge my phone) at any of the FED govt. recreation sites on my 25+ mile hike.

To add insult to injury, the Feds charge another $12 to enter these recreation area stops and the big Saguaro lake one had all closed toilets and NO RUNNING WATER! I had to rummage through waste bins and was lucky finding unused water bottles.

NOTE: THERE ARE NO TOWNS ON THIS ROUTE TO GET WATER.

If you think this is funny consider walking 25 miles in 90° desert heat dehydrated with no more water. I'm a healthy middle aged man but seniors and children get heat stroke and even die regularly because the Feds refuse to install a few water fountains at rest stops/recreation sites.

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3 months ago

Reports from my 25+ mile hike in the stunning Tonto National Forest. On my walk up 87(enters the Tonto National Forest from Phoenix-Mesa) North I observe several wild horses walking in the Verde River.

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3 months ago

Pontificating, using hiking as an analogy for life

3 months ago

Greetings everyone! Hope you’re doing good in the midst of everything going on. Here are some short thoughts mixed with scenes from Koön, which is the eastern part of Marstrand on the beautiful Swedish west coast (Västkusten).

We all have our lives, our bubbles, our small places with people and our daily life - which is what everyone wants in peace. That’s the goal all freedom loving people strive for and fight for if necessary. There is too much ongoing escalation of forceful measures in our world, too much mandatory freedom destroying things popping out, too much lives being lost due to forced medical tyranny, aggressions and invasions. War basically, in every shape and form.

Also the ongoing economic failure by design. That is the economy for you and me, ordinary people. Imagine how stagnation can be looked upon as a wonderful thing. You know, things going on as usual, where the system doesn’t shock-change something drastically so that the majority forgot about the previous shock-change, before the next fear trauma shock-change is let loose. How wonderful stagnation could be with a steady ongoing and where people are left to do and chose how they want to spice up their life with whatever change they choose.

We have limitations, we cannot do everything nor solve everything. Even finding comfort in thinking one understand something is futile and borderline delusional but one hundred percent human - as it’s just intellectual comfort for the grasping, making sense or controlling ones state of mind in relation to enormous happenings out there.

Realize that agendas are put in place decades upfront by tribes and organizations that can spend whole lifetimes with everything available to them. We on the other hand are limited with survival on a monthly basis, making the ends meet and taking care of ourselves and our families. How much time is left for us after work, cleaning, cooking and resting on top of that? There is a reason for that limitation in time and retardation in what’s available to us to take part in and consume. It’s mind boggling, but true and yes it’s only defeating if one choses to be defeated.

What we can do is to look back on each day, each week, each year and maybe our lifetime and feel alive because we actually lived. As I’ve said another video, there is no 99% percent, only a few who believe in the right eternal principles and their belief is sprouting actions big or small that keep evil at bay. For each soul realizing those eternal principles the agenda makers get weaker. Every day we thrive evil forces die. Never forget, your strength is in your hands alone. What strengthen you today?

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3 months ago

back from my adventure, i decide to do more trips every week weather permitting, although will need to upgrade my Woolworths cheapo summer sleeping back to a proper winter sleeping bag as its getting colder.

3 months, 1 week ago

I took my little cousin to hike at gunpowder falls trail in northern maryland. We had a fun walk and talk.

3 months, 2 weeks ago

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Season 1, Episode 19 : “Mystery In The Blue Mountains” Part Two Season Finale
Murder on the trail? A slip and fall? Or did someone forget their lunch?
Tune in to find out as we reach the half way point of our 900 km 550 mile journey across Ontario - marking the thrilling end of season one on this brisk day in November.
Hiking through the majestic Blue Mountains overlooking the spectacular Nottawasaga Bay, part of great Lake Huron, we start the day at the Blue Mountain Ski resort parking lot and head along the ridge as the sun hung tight to the horizon and a light early snowfall painted the land white but for the trees and babbling brooks cascading down the slope.
At some point on the ridgeline that overlooked the bay we reached the end of the Blue Mountains Section of the Bruce Trail and entered the Beaver Valley Section – and continued on the ridge until we reached the Len Gertler Memorial Loree Forest.
After passing through a grand valley and up to and fantastic overlook we descended again then ascended and regained the ridge that led to the half way point of the trail, around 7km in to the Beaver Valley Section and nicely situated overlooking a serene forested hillside and the bay.
There is no official marker for the half way point, but we gave our best guess. When you reach a great milestone like this, it is an occasion to celebrate and that we did, with some sober reflection and appreciation of all we have experienced so far on the trail. After a brief ceremony we continued through the Loree forest and popped out to some rural November road walks, as we began our journey through the vast Beaver Valley, where we would spend the next 4-5 days of hiking before eventually returning back to Georgian Bay. (In Season Two)
We came upon a great field of cows who greeted us curiously as the trail passed through their grazing field.
Somewhere in those field crossings we lost track of Murray as the beautiful scenes and the anticipation of reaching the end of our hike, and season one, kept pulling us forward – and on to Kolapore where we celebrated reaching our goal!

Tune in for S2 as the thrilling tale continues. This epic journey where the great mystery reveals itself – and may even reveal the answer to the most important question of all - where’s Murray?
Season Two begins with weekly episodes starting Tuesday November 15th 2022 at 7pm as we trudge on to Tobermory and that beautiful cairn that marks the end of the trail.
Thanks for watching and commenting and hiking.
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3 months, 2 weeks ago

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Season 1, Episode 19 : “Mystery In The Blue Mountains” Part One Season Finale
Murder on the trail? A slip and fall? Or did someone forget their lunch?
Tune in to find out as we reach the half way point of our 900 km 550 mile journey across Ontario - marking the thrilling end of season one on this brisk day in November.
Hiking through the majestic Blue Mountains overlooking the spectacular Nottawasaga Bay, part of great Lake Huron, we start the day at the Blue Mountain Ski resort parking lot and head along the ridge as the sun hung tight to the horizon and a light early snowfall painted the land white but for the trees and babbling brooks cascading down the slope.
At some point on the ridgeline that overlooked the bay we reached the end of the Blue Mountains Section of the Bruce Trail and entered the Beaver Valley Section – and continued on the ridge until we reached the Len Gertler Memorial Loree Forest.
After passing through a grand valley and up to and fantastic overlook we descended again then ascended and regained the ridge that led to the half way point of the trail, around 7km in to the Beaver Valley Section and nicely situated overlooking a serene forested hillside and the bay.
There is no official marker for the half way point, but we gave our best guess. When you reach a great milestone like this, it is an occasion to celebrate and that we did, with some sober reflection and appreciation of all we have experienced so far on the trail. After a brief ceremony we continued through the Loree forest and popped out to some rural November road walks, as we began our journey through the vast Beaver Valley, where we would spend the next 4-5 days of hiking before eventually returning back to Georgian Bay. (In Season Two)
We came upon a great field of cows who greeted us curiously as the trail passed through their grazing field.
Somewhere in those field crossings we lost track of Murray as the beautiful scenes and the anticipation of reaching the end of our hike, and season one, kept pulling us forward – and on to Kolapore where we celebrated reaching our goal!

Tune in for S2 as the thrilling tale continues. This epic journey where the great mystery reveals itself – and may even reveal the answer to the most important question of all - where’s Murray?
Season Two begins with weekly episodes starting Tuesday November 15th 2022 at 7pm as we trudge on to Tobermory and that beautiful cairn that marks the end of the trail.
Thanks for watching and commenting and hiking.
Visit stevewelchontario.com for links to all episodes and music from the series as well as music videos and adventure films. Peace!

Thanks as always to the many people, past, present and future who work tirelessly to create, maintain and improve our trail systems. And thanks to the landowners who share their beautiful land. It is very much appreciated.

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3 months, 2 weeks ago

The official trailer for my new docu-series featuring my Miniature Pincher, Bella Donna.

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hiking American River rain

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Going on a hike, I stumbled on a vulture in the creek bed. It flew on the tree where I was able to get footage on this bird of prey.
The forest was a nice break from the Electrosmog radiation, though there were other people out there. This spot is not hidden anymore with everyone using GPS to find forest roads that were once unknown to outsiders.

3 months, 2 weeks ago

A free day came, a Monday. I took the opportunity and headed up to the southern part of the biggest lake in Sweden, Vänern, for a short relaxing hike on Hindens Rev. It was an amazing mid March day with blues skies, sunshine and the biggest lake totally calm and level. I took a dip and enjoyed some medieval churches on the road.

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3 months, 2 weeks ago

Group Hiking

3 months, 3 weeks ago

walk and talk on preparing for my big hiking hunting adventure next week and yes the storage ran out thats why video stopped

3 months, 3 weeks ago

Rafe Kelley is one of the most renowned movement coaches in the USA. In this video clip, he shares with us why hiking in nature is not enough to get the most out of nature. He explains that if you can't read nature, you can't appreciate it. Dive into the video, and learn more!

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3 months, 3 weeks ago

I got all this stuff for my four day hiking trip, including an Osprey 65 backpack that is in the mail.

3 months, 3 weeks ago

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Season 1, Episode 18 : “Pretty River Valley”
Saving the best to last – in this the 18th and 2nd last episode of Season One covering the first half of the Bruce Trail, we had one of the most beautiful and epic hikes of them all. 30km across the landscape, bursting with sunshine and fall colour.
The day started off quite differently though, it was October 31st and it was a chilly and damp 5 degrees Celsius to start the day with a short road walk before we veered off into a proper trail. Mud was a theme of the day.
With some great views starting to appear the landscape was beautiful despite the weather. But on one of our first great overlooks of the day we saw some blue sky opening up on the horizon. A good sign of things to come.
This was one of the few times we took a side trail diversion from the Bruce Trail – that was to go through the “Standing Rock and Caves Side Trail”. It leads to the same spot as the Bruce Trail section, is much more interesting and challenging and not any shorter so that’s what we did. A great decision as we weaved through great crevasses and channels which led to a dynamic and powerful rock wall “room”. Through a small crack we made our way out of the labyrinth and broke out into the shining sunshine that had emerged from behind the clouds.
Hard to describe the beautiful autumn scene – next level beauty.
We descended into the Pretty River Valley slipping and sliding all the way down in the mud. At the valley floor the hillsides and clouds, blue sky and autumn colours were truly mesmerizing. But the best was still yet to come.
We made it to the Pretty River which was, pretty, and then headed up the other side of the valley up seemingly endless hills and alongside a gorgeous mountain stream. Eventually we reached the top and came upon the best views so far on the Bruce Trail – and our first good look at Georgian Bay – that of Osler Bluffs. Astounding.
Almost as if choreographed (the whole hike felt like this), the November winds started blowing in as soon as we left the scenic bluffs and we pushed our aching bodies further as the sun began to set.
We made it to the Blue Mountain Ski Resort, where we would end the day overlooking the lake and the bay, setting up our final hike of season one – through the Blue Mountains and to the half way point of the trail (and beyond).
In Season Two I hope to finish the trail, and episodes will launch weekly starting in November of 2022 if all goes well.
Season one ends in a dramatic cliffhanger with the last episode - Episode 19 : “The Blue Mountains Mystery”. Don’t miss it!
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3 months, 3 weeks ago

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Season 1, Episode 18 : “Pretty River Valley”
Saving the best to last – in this the 18th and 2nd last episode of Season One covering the first half of the Bruce Trail, we had one of the most beautiful and epic hikes of them all. 30km across the landscape, bursting with sunshine and fall colour.
The day started off quite differently though, it was October 31st and it was a chilly and damp 5 degrees Celsius to start the day with a short road walk before we veered off into a proper trail. Mud was a theme of the day.
With some great views starting to appear the landscape was beautiful despite the weather. But on one of our first great overlooks of the day we saw some blue sky opening up on the horizon. A good sign of things to come.
This was one of the few times we took a side trail diversion from the Bruce Trail – that was to go through the “Standing Rock and Caves Side Trail”. It leads to the same spot as the Bruce Trail section, is much more interesting and challenging and not any shorter so that’s what we did. A great decision as we weaved through great crevasses and channels which led to a dynamic and powerful rock wall “room”. Through a small crack we made our way out of the labyrinth and broke out into the shining sunshine that had emerged from behind the clouds.
Hard to describe the beautiful autumn scene – next level beauty.
We descended into the Pretty River Valley slipping and sliding all the way down in the mud. At the valley floor the hillsides and clouds, blue sky and autumn colours were truly mesmerizing. But the best was still yet to come.
We made it to the Pretty River which was, pretty, and then headed up the other side of the valley up seemingly endless hills and alongside a gorgeous mountain stream. Eventually we reached the top and came upon the best views so far on the Bruce Trail – and our first good look at Georgian Bay – that of Osler Bluffs. Astounding.
Almost as if choreographed (the whole hike felt like this), the November winds started blowing in as soon as we left the scenic bluffs and we pushed our aching bodies further as the sun began to set.
We made it to the Blue Mountain Ski Resort, where we would end the day overlooking the lake and the bay, setting up our final hike of season one – through the Blue Mountains and to the half way point of the trail (and beyond).
In Season Two I hope to finish the trail, and episodes will launch weekly starting in November of 2022 if all goes well.
Season one ends in a dramatic cliffhanger with the last episode - Episode 19 : “The Blue Mountains Mystery”. Don’t miss it!
Notes
Season One covers the first 450 km of the trail from Niagara to Collingwood and is 19 Episodes – airing weekly, every Tuesday from Nov.9th 2021 to March 15th 2022 on YouTube, Rumble, CloutHub, BitChute and Minds.
Visit SteveWelchOntario.com for more information, links to episodes, and music from the series.

3 months, 3 weeks ago

Channel update: i will have good telephoto lens for close up wild life shots. the computer situation is again uncertain.

4 months ago

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Season 1, Episode 17 : “Devil’s Glen – Freedom Rock” PART TWO
We began our journey on HWY 9 where we left off a few weeks earlier. It was a gorgeous sunrise and the leaves were beginning to change – with a 25C degree day in October we knew were in for a treat. Everything looked amazing the entire day as you will see, with glowing fields and golden autumn colours backed against a clear blue sky.
Field walking to start the day and weaving in and out of woodlots and road sections to eventually make it to the Transcarioca / Bruce Trail Friendship trail where beauty abounds and the apples were ripe and plentiful.
More pleasant road sections led up to Nottawasaga Bluffs Conservation Area where things got very interesting. We first took the short, and highly recommended, Keyhole Side Trail which led to a network of spectacular crevasses, and ultimately deep into the bowels of the Earth as we did some caving.
We took the long way around the Conservation Area walking through diverse environments – meadows, cedar forest, glowing autumnal deciduous trees, and eventually, the fantastic lookout where we ate lunch and gazed out over the vast and colourful rolling hills below.
After lunch we took another side trip to explore the fascinating “Freedom Rock”.
For more information on “Freedom Rock”, it’s history, and location, check out this great article : https://people.ryerson.ca/valliere/fr...
“Individualist Are Diamonds”, “Try”, and “Do Good” are a few of the interesting carvings etched so long ago in the escarpment rock.
The day got better as we made our way along the escarpment ridge then deep down into Devil’s Glen where the Mad River flows. Of course, when you descend into a deep river valley you also have to climb up and out the other side. Whew!
We caught some incredible views through the trees of the Mad River Valley and where we had came from, as the sun shone during the golden hour of the day on the great majesty below.
We pushed a bit further to Conc 10 where we ended the day just as the sun was setting,
Sunrise to Sunset on the trail – a well lived day.

Details:
Bruce Trail Reference Guide Maps: 21-22
Total Bruce Trail Map Distance : 28 km plus side trails
Step Counter Distance 32 km
Music from the Episode:
“Backstabber” from the retro archives.
“Glad You Have Come”, and “Pray For Rain” from the album Steve Welch 2019
And “Pebble In A Stream” from the retro archives
Intro : “Things Are Happening” and “Alive Healthy and Free” from the album Upland
Outro : “Algorithm” from the album Upland
Individual songs $0.99, Upland Album $9.99 (16 songs)
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4 months ago

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Season 1, Episode 17 : “Devil’s Glen – Freedom Rock” PART ONE
We began our journey on HWY 9 where we left off a few weeks earlier. It was a gorgeous sunrise and the leaves were beginning to change – with a 25C degree day in October we knew were in for a treat. Everything looked amazing the entire day as you will see, with glowing fields and golden autumn colours backed against a clear blue sky.
Field walking to start the day and weaving in and out of woodlots and road sections to eventually make it to the Transcarioca / Bruce Trail Friendship trail where beauty abounds and the apples were ripe and plentiful.
More pleasant road sections led up to Nottawasaga Bluffs Conservation Area where things got very interesting. We first took the short, and highly recommended, Keyhole Side Trail which led to a network of spectacular crevasses, and ultimately deep into the bowels of the Earth as we did some caving.
We took the long way around the Conservation Area walking through diverse environments – meadows, cedar forest, glowing autumnal deciduous trees, and eventually, the fantastic lookout where we ate lunch and gazed out over the vast and colourful rolling hills below.
After lunch we took another side trip to explore the fascinating “Freedom Rock”.
For more information on “Freedom Rock”, it’s history, and location, check out this great article : https://people.ryerson.ca/valliere/fr...
“Individualist Are Diamonds”, “Try”, and “Do Good” are a few of the interesting carvings etched so long ago in the escarpment rock.
The day got better as we made our way along the escarpment ridge then deep down into Devil’s Glen where the Mad River flows. Of course, when you descend into a deep river valley you also have to climb up and out the other side. Whew!
We caught some incredible views through the trees of the Mad River Valley and where we had came from, as the sun shone during the golden hour of the day on the great majesty below.
We pushed a bit further to Conc 10 where we ended the day just as the sun was setting,
Sunrise to Sunset on the trail – a well lived day.

Details:
Bruce Trail Reference Guide Maps: 21-22
Total Bruce Trail Map Distance : 28 km plus side trails
Step Counter Distance 32 km
Music from the Episode:
“Backstabber” from the retro archives.
“Glad You Have Come”, and “Pray For Rain” from the album Steve Welch 2019
And “Pebble In A Stream” from the retro archives
Intro : “Things Are Happening” and “Alive Healthy and Free” from the album Upland
Outro : “Algorithm” from the album Upland
Individual songs $0.99, Upland Album $9.99 (16 songs)
Help Support Independent Music and Film
Available at : Steve Welch (stevewelchontario.com)
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4 months ago

Its 4am. You're drunk. Justin Trudoe just froze your bank account. The heats been turned off. A snow storm bats at the walls of your house. These are the hours between the interstice. Only the power of punk rock and the last fith of this bottle of jin will save Winston. Let it ring.

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4 months, 1 week ago

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4 months, 1 week ago

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4 months, 1 week ago

Season 1, Episode 16 : “Noisy River”
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The Bruce Trail Journey across Ontario continues through the rural Mulmer countryside and into Noisy River Nature Reserve / Provincial Park.
It was a beautiful day in September, and the leaves were just starting to show some fall colours. This episode is kind of like a stand alone movie. We have a new hiking companion and the late summer scenes and flora were soaking in the heat and the sun. I tried to capture the experience in a different way - really trying to bring you along with us on this astoundingly beautiful walk.
The day started where we left off a month earlier on Prince of Wales Road in Kilgore. There were a lot of road sections in this stretch but as usual they were inspiring and gorgeous in their own way. Nice to have that variety of rural and deep woods.
We ducked off the road for a trail section (thanks to the landowners) and then back to Prince of Wales Road which we would veer off from again shortly after and then back on further up the trail. In this next section we came upon a spectacular view of the Pine River country and the vast expanse of the landscape. The crickets were chirping loudly in the September air.
Eventually we hit the bridge crossing of Black Bank Creek – thanks again to the volunteers and pioneers who make this all possible. The day was sweet, the flowers were popping and there was plenty of water sources to keep hydrated for the hot road sections.
We found a cave / crevasse system that we explored for a while, then back on trail, After a few delicious trail apples we made it to the end of the Dufferin Hi-Land section and entered the “Blue Mountains”, gaining an inch or two in elevation as we walked through Lavender.
Noisy River park brought us back into escarpment rock crevasses and a gorgeous countryside to end the day cooling our feet in the mighty Noisy River.
We never did find the Mulmer Tavern.

Details:
Bruce Trail Reference Guide Maps: 20-21
Total Bruce Trail Map Distance : 25 km
Step Counter Distance 28 km
Music from the Episode:
“Guilty” from the album “Upland” and
“See You Next Year” from the album “Steve Welch 2019”
Intro : “Things Are Happening” and “Alive Healthy and Free” from the album Upland
Outro : “Algorithm” from the album Upland
Individual songs $0.99, Upland Album $9.99 (16 songs)
Help Support Independent Music and Film
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4 months, 1 week ago

End to End : Hiking the Bruce Trail, A Journey Across Ontario
Season 1, Episode 15 : “Pine River”
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Part two of our epic 29 km hike last July along the beautiful stretch of the Bruce Trail from 1st Line Granger, through Boyne Valley Provincial Park (episode 14) across the ridges, over the rolling hills, down the country roads, under a big blue sky in the sweltering sun, rambling down to the Pine River country of Kilgore.
The land was in full summer bloom, the flowers were out, the vultures were soaring, and the land was sparking in the hazy heat. The hike took us past the Mulmer Lookout overlooking the expanse of the Boyne Valley, through Walker’s Woods, in memory of Chris Walker, a Bruce Trail pioneer, into the “Enchanted Forest”, and through Rock Hill Park as the sun shone gloriously through the escarpment rock crevasses.
The town of Kilgore turned out to be just a mailbox on a quiet dirt road, then we got into the Pine River section where we explored the Dufferin Light And Power Co. power plant ruins. We had a great surprise near the end of the day, a rare lake (pond) scene on the Bruce Trail, with the beautiful Pine River Fishing Pond.
It was a struggle to finish and we were thankful to have the long days of summer to complete this awesome hike. Next up: “Noisy River”.

Details:
Bruce Trail Reference Guide Maps: 19-20
Total Bruce Trail Map Distance Part Two : 17 km
Total Map Distance for complete hike : 28km
Step Counter Distance 33km
Music from the Episode:
“Worth The Wait” from the album “Upland” and
“Beautiful Truth” from the retro archives
Intro : “Things Are Happening” and “Alive Healthy and Free” from the album Upland
Outro : “Algorithm” from the album Upland
Individual songs $0.99, Upland Album $9.99 (16 songs)
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4 months, 1 week ago

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4 months, 1 week ago

Season 1, Episode 14 : “Boyne Valley”
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It was great to get back on trail after a few weeks, now in the mid summer July heat. From 1st Line Granger the trail took us through the rolling rural countryside. The wildflowers were in bloom and the fields were full of life.
The song to start this episode is the popular “Drop That Load” from the album “Upland”. It’s a song about freeing yourself from unnecessary concerns and troubles – to “only carry what needs to be carried”. It doesn’t do us any good to perpetually carry the weight of the world on our shoulders. Hiking the Bruce Trail frees the mind – it’s also good when hiking to only carry what needs to be carried (pack light) for this would be a long hot day on the trail.
There’s something special about the rolling countryside, and fields in summer. Then a couple of road sections, also beautiful with summer flowers, horses and butterflies took us to the south end of Boyne Valley Provincial Park.
Beautiful creeks and tall trees welcomed us as we traversed the terrain.
The hike was so awesome it is split into two episodes. We popped out on 1st Line Mulmer and that’s where this one ends. The next episode is titled “Pine River”
The second song featured is the fun reggae tune “Horses Are Supposed to Know Your Feelings”. “Communicate with love” it says.
Notes
Season One covers the first 450 km of the trail from Niagara to Collingwood and is 19 Episodes – airing weekly, every Tuesday from Nov.9th 2021 to March 15th 2022 on YouTube, Rumble, CloutHub, BitChute and Minds.
Visit SteveWelchOntario.com for more information, links to episodes, and music from the series.
Comments are welcome – Have you hiked this area? Are there other good trails nearby? Do you live in the area and have stories to share? Old escarpment legends or family history? What influence has the Niagara Escarpment and the Bruce Trail had in your life? It would be great to hear as well from those around the world who love to get outside and enjoy and appreciate the beautiful land.
Thanks as always to the many people, past, present and future who work tirelessly to create, maintain and improve our trail systems. And thanks to the landowners who share their beautiful land. It is very much appreciated.
Details:
Bruce Trail Reference Guide Maps: 19-20
Total Bruce Trail Map Distance : 11 km
Step Counter Distance : 13 km
Music from the Episode:
“Drop That Load” from the album “Upland” and
“Horses Are Supposed To Know Your Feelings” from the album “Steve Welch 2019”
Intro : “Things Are Happening” and “Alive Healthy and Free” from the album Upland
Outro : “Algorithm” from the album Upland
Individual songs $0.99, Upland Album $9.99 (16 songs)
Help Support Independent Music and Film
Available at : Steve Welch (stevewelchontario.com)
Other Social Media
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Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/stevewelchontario/

4 months, 3 weeks ago

End to End : Hiking the Bruce Trail, A Journey Across Ontario
Season 1, Episode 13 : “Mono Cliffs”
We begin the last day of our 4 day Bruce Trail stretch at Dunby Road for a cool morning road walk followed by a nice escarpment jumble section adjacent to 3rd line. Slowly but surely made our way to Mono Cliffs Provincial Park, which also ended the Caledon Section and began the journey through the Dufferin Highlands.
Mono Cliffs is a beautiful park, and it was a beautiful bluebird day as we walked through it. It’s the first stretch of the Bruce Trail with a few ponds and lakes and it was a new and refreshing environment. Our familiar friends the turkey vultures soared majestically overhead.
There was a gorgeous view from the cliff top of the valley and the “South Outlier”. Like the Milton Outlier from many miles ago, the landscape conjures images of a great flood when the glaciers and meltwater intensely carved out the landscape.
Hiking from there up to McCarstons lake, and further into what was a magical deep green forest that was erupting in song from the many birds in the treetops. It’s not often you walk through such an exuberant symphony.
Up one more country road and we set up our next hike – into the Boyne Valley.

Details:
Bruce Trail Reference Guide Maps: 18-19
Total Bruce Trail Map Distance : 14 km
Step Counter Distance : 15 km
Music from the Episode:
“L’Amour Voyage” (Outro) from the album “Upland”
“Hang In There” from the album “Steve Welch 2019”
And “Love Travels Far” (Outro) from the album “Steve Welch 2019”
Intro : “Things Are Happening” and “Alive Healthy and Free” from the album Upland
Outro : “Algorithm” from the album Upland
Individual songs $0.99, Upland Album $9.99 (16 songs)
Help Support Independent Music and Film
Available at : Steve Welch (stevewelchontario.com)
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5 months ago

Dumbass ventures out into the woods to check on friends cabin and to record his massive ice sculpture

5 months ago

My hike down the southern leg of the trail. It was quite mucky in spots, but overall an enjoyable afternoon out. Next time I'll give myself more time so I can finish the leg, I was close, but not quite as I ran out of daylight.
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5 months, 1 week ago

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Season 1, Episode 12 : “Rambling Up To Hockley Valley”
The Bruce Trail Journey continues at 7th line, just north of Mono Mills as we amble and ramble up to the incredible Hockley Valley. This is a very hilly section and one for the glutes, but the landscape is amazing. The trees are large and plentiful and the lush forest canopy sometimes seems to touch the sky.
The whole stretch is quite spectacular. What seemed like a relatively short distance on the map turned into a long journey on the trail with it’s many twists and turns and ups and downs. We hiked up and down the many hills trodding through the remnants of the Oak Ridges Moraine’s sandy hills and we begin to re-enter Escarpment country approaching Mono Cliffs.
Reaching the Nottawasaga River at the valley floor was a great treat as the water was still ice cold and had incredible healing power on our throbbing feet. This gave us the boost we needed to finish the day trekking up and up and up and out of the valley hiking through the Hockley Valley Provincial Nature Reserve. More beautiful big trees.
We ended the day at the famous “Dunby Road” setting up our next hike through Mono Cliffs.
This was the third day of our 4 day stretch in May where we covered 100km of trail and made it to the Dufferin Highlands.

Notes
Season One covers the first 450 km of the trail from Niagara to Collingwood and is 19 Episodes – airing weekly, every Tuesday from Nov.9th 2021 to March 15th 2022 on YouTube, Rumble, CloutHub, BitChute and Minds.
Visit SteveWelchOntario.com for more information, links to episodes, and music from the series.
Comments are welcome – Have you hiked this area? Are there other good trails nearby? Do you live in the area and have stories to share? Old escarpment legends or family history? What influence has the Niagara Escarpment and the Bruce Trail had in your life? It would be great to hear as well from those around the world who love to get outside and enjoy and appreciate the beautiful land.
Thanks as always to the many people, past, present and future who work tirelessly to create, maintain and improve our trail systems. And thanks to the landowners who share their beautiful land. It is very much appreciated.
Details:
Bruce Trail Reference Guide Maps: 18
Total Bruce Trail Map Distance : 25 km
Step Counter Distance : 29 km
Music from the Episode:
“I’ve Got A Feeling” from the retro archives
And “L’Amour Voyage” from the album “Upland”
Intro : “Things Are Happening” and “Alive Healthy and Free” from the album Upland
Outro : “L’Amour Voyage” from the album Upland
Individual songs $0.99, Upland Album $9.99 (16 songs)
Help Support Independent Music and Film
Available at : Steve Welch (stevewelchontario.com)
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5 months, 1 week ago

Two jerks walking and talking

5 months, 1 week ago

Stand by me remake

5 months, 1 week ago

End to End : Hiking the Bruce Trail, A Journey Across Ontario
Season 1, Episode 11 : “Oak Ridges and Caledon Hills”
This incredible hike was the second day of a four day stretch hiking through the Caledon Hills. Starting on Willoughby Road where we left off the previous day, the green grass was growing tall and the fields were bursting with life. We hit the milestone of HWY 10, crossing under through a tunnel.
The day’s hike included several lengthy road sections – as happens at times on the Bruce Trail, a great time to entertain ourselves with jokes and song. I enjoy the road sections because they complete the scene of walking across Ontario. The good people who farm the fields and preserve the land bring life to the landscape. It’s a special thing to walk down a peaceful country road on a sunny day - quiet with the occasional truck passing by. Some generous landowners along the way share their properties with hikers so the trail pops on and off the roads as it goes.
The road sections also help when “crushing miles”!
As the day progressed we got into some amazing Caledon Hills forested sections and ended the day in style hiking through “The Dingle” crossing through the Oak Ridges Moraine where the Oak Ridges Moraine trail meets the Bruce Trail.
The classic escarpment rock is buried under Oak Ridges sandy hills in this stretch. We worked our way through Glen Haffy Conservation Area, across highway 9, and into the Humber River Valley with some big trees and big hills challenging our weary bodies before we could call it a day.
A day which ended with a fantastic over look across the countryside as we made our way to the 7th line parking access.
We hiked 27km on the map but as usual the step counter added a couple of kilometres – reading 30.5 km for the day. A short rest and back at it the next day!

Details:
Bruce Trail Reference Guide Maps: 15-18
Total Bruce Trail Map Distance : 27 km
Step Counter Distance : 30.5 km
Music from the Episode:
“Wandering Along” from the retro archives
“Wandering Along” 2022 from the Turtleshell Trilogy
“Prelude” and “Pollution Free Cars” from the retro archives
Intro : “Things Are Happening” and “Alive Healthy and Free” from the album Upland
Outro : “Algorithm” from the album Upland
Individual songs $0.99, Upland Album $9.99 (16 songs)
Help Support Independent Music and Film
Available at : Steve Welch (stevewelchontario.com)
Other Social Media
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Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/stevewelchontario/

5 months, 2 weeks ago

Practising a little primitive fire lighting technique.

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5 months, 2 weeks ago

A little known hike at the top of Redhill, above Simon's Town, called the "Kleinplass dam trail". Total distance to the dam is 4KM there and back, and is very flat and easy to walk.

5 months, 2 weeks ago

We went for a galavant, and in the process we practiced our bushcraft skills, learned what we should leave out of our bug-out bags, and enjoyed the peace and quiet of a sunny winter afternoon in the woods.

5 months, 3 weeks ago

End to End : Hiking the Bruce Trail, A Journey Across Ontario
Season 1, Episode 10 : “The Badlands”
It was a hot day in May when we completed the Toronto Section through the beautiful Terra Cotta Conservation Area. This was the start of a 4 day stretch over the May 24 weekend, tackling the entire 71 km Caledon Hills Section of the Bruce Trail and beyond.
The terrain through this stretch merges into the many rolling hills of the Oak Ridges Moraine, where the majestic limestone escarpment rock is mostly buried under sand. There are some incredible forested sections and lots of ups and downs. We came across a fellow traveller – a big ‘ol Porcupine – ambling down the trail, so we hiked with it for a bit before saying goodbye.
There are also a lot of road walks through the Caledon Hills, where we managed to entertain ourselves. It’s still a great experience walking the landscape, whether on a country road or on a trail – the variety creates a great overall experience. We love the rural countryside.
The midpoint of the day took us through the Cheltenham Badlands. It is a unique environment (though there is similar terrain in spots around the area). The red “terra cotta” coloured ground is known as Queenston Shale, the remnants of an ancient mountain range that existed here many hundreds of millions of years ago.
Road sections and road allowances through the forests led us to Forks of The Credit Provincial Park as we descended the “Devil’s Pulpit” into the Credit River Valley where we came across a natural air conditioner. Cool air from ice still remaining deep underground was blasting out from the rocks. An incredible treat during a long hot day. We hit the mighty Credit River and roamed through the great Credit River Valley, ending our day at Willoughby Road, tired but happy.

Details:
Bruce Trail Reference Guide Maps: 14-15
Total Bruce Trail Map Distance : 27 km
Step Counter Distance : 32.5 km
Music from the Episode:
“Upland” from the album Upland
And “Contentment” from the retro archives
Intro : “Things Are Happening” and “Alive Healthy and Free” from the album Upland
Outro : “Algorithm” from the album Upland
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5 months, 3 weeks ago

End to End : Hiking the Bruce Trail, A Journey Across Ontario
Season 1, Episode 9 : “The Journey Starts Beneath One’s Feet 旅程从脚下开始”
The trek across Ontario continues and this stretch begins at Speyside, one of my favorite spots. The Speyside section is a special place for me – and has “helped me out” on many occasions as I have walked, reflected, planned, recharged and even mourned when needed there over the years.
I completed the Speyside section this time around in March of 2021, while the snow still covered the frozen ground, and it was on this hike that my friend Steve and I decided it was time to hike the entire length of the 900km 550mi Bruce Trail. I thought it would take about 5 years, but after year 1 we made it half way – 450 km, and what a journey it has been. This was our first “official” section completed – 8 km of 920. A modest beginning.
We passed through Limehouse Conservation Area with it's lime kiln ruins, some great crevasses and lots of other areas to explore. A couple of road sections led to Silver Creek Conservation Area where we explored some of the side trails in a big loop including the historic Scottsdale Farm site.
I had never been to the northern sections of Silver Creek Conservation Area, and it didn’t disappoint. It is a beautiful park with Snows Creek, and classic craggy escarpment limestone with some beautiful vistas and cool side trails. It was there I accidentally came across a rare “Jefferson Salamander” while looking for fossils.
Finishing at the northern border of Silver Creek set us up the next 4 days of hiking over May 24th weekend where we covered the entire Caledon section and walked 120 km over 4 days. Those episodes are up next and things get interesting (and fun / funny).

Music from the Episode:
“Fire In The Belly” from the Retro Archives
And “Gladness Ubiquitous” from the album Steve Welch 2019
Intro : “Things Are Happening” and “Alive Healthy and Free” from the album Upland
Outro : “Algorithm” from the album Upland
Individual songs $0.99, Upland Album $9.99 (16 songs)
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6 months ago

Take a waterfall tour across Ontario - beginning with the great and majestic Niagara Falls - then travel along the Bruce Trail for the first 17 Waterfalls on this iconic 900km footpath, with many rivers, creeks, and streams along the way.
The Niagara Escarpment, which the Bruce Trail follows, is a World Heritage Biosphere Reserve, and for good reason with seemingly endless cascades over the Limestone cliffs.
Including : Niagara Falls, beautiful Tiffany Falls, Sherman Falls, picturesque Hilton Falls, and many other inspiring natural monuments from this great land we call "Ontario".

Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE and check out the Bruce Trail series "End To End : Hiking the Bruce Trail - A Journey Across Ontario".
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6 months ago

Winter Hike in the Adirondack High Peaks, NY
Music by Johnny Cash & The Beatles

6 months, 1 week ago

Season 1, Episode 8 : “Hilton Falls Loop”
I was on my own on this beautiful day in May – I wanted to complete a section of the Bruce Trail through Hilton Falls Conservation Area – but had no shuttle – so I embarked on an ambitious loop through Hilton Falls, and back up the Bruce Trail. This would turn out to be one of my longest hiking days yet – by the end my step counter read 37 km, completed over 10 hours.
I parked at 15 Sideroad and started down the Vanderleck Side trail, which eventually enters Hilton Falls Conservation Area, and merges into the Hilton Falls side trail. This route took me right to the falls, something you wouldn’t see if you stuck to the Bruce Trail. I hiked through the park and around the Hilton Reservoir where I found some cool caves to explore, eventually connecting to the Bruce Trail where I had left off on my last hike through Kelso.
The Bruce Trail portion is amazing here (as are the side trails) following the escarpment edge, with views of Kelso, the 401 passing through and the GTA. It included passing Dufferin Quarry – the “famous” gap in the escarpment that can be seen driving West on Highway 401. The quarry is fascinating and the bridge crossing the gap is a blessing.
I pushed through into Speyside and to the parking area on 17th sideroad where I exited the Bruce Trail and ventured back on the Vanderleck side trail, walking slowly and arduously back to my car to complete this epic day.
“I bit off more than I could chew” as the saying goes, but with a few days of recovery, all was well.
Notes
Season One covers the first 450 km of the trail from Niagara to Collingwood and is 19 Episodes – airing weekly, every Tuesday from Nov.9th 2021 to March 15th 2022 on YouTube, Rumble, CloutHub, BitChute and Minds.
Visit SteveWelchOntario.com for more information, links to episodes, and music from the series.
Comments are welcome – Have you hiked this area? Are there other good trails nearby? Do you live in the area and have stories to share? Old escarpment legends or family history? What influence has the Niagara Escarpment and the Bruce Trail had in your life? It would be great to hear as well from those around the world who love to get outside and enjoy and appreciate the beautiful land.
Thanks as always to the many people, past, present and future who work tirelessly to create, maintain and improve our trail systems. And thanks to the landowners who share their beautiful land. It is very much appreciated.
Details:
Bruce Trail Reference Guide Maps: 11-12
Bruce Trail only distance : 13 km
Step Counter Distance for the day (Complete Hilton Falls Loop) : 37 km
Music from the Episode:
“Waves of Joy” from album Steve Welch 2019
Intro : “Things Are Happening” and “Alive Healthy and Free” from the album Upland
Outro : “Algorithm” from the album Upland
Individual songs $0.99, Upland Album $9.99 (16 songs)
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6 months, 1 week ago

Copied over from my youtube page, originally posted May 29, 2019. Sorry for the quality, it was an old camera, and i had to compress it a few times to get it small enough to post to bitchute.

my son and I hiked almost the whole thing may 2019. I knew I didn't have enough battery to video the whole thing. so I started from the back , and videoed the hike out, but didn't make it to the end. be carful if hiking this sanctuary. I had 3 ticks on me at the end, almost stepped on a rattle snake, and got off trail once. the first 2/3 of the videos audio was corrupted, so I just ran sounds of birds.

6 months, 1 week ago