Little Steps: Day 23 – Pause. Reflect. Move Forward.

Day 23: 3.14 miles / Total miles: 21.28mi / Days left: 156 / Time:2:01:15 / Pace: 38'35 Yesterday was my first hike since last Thursday (Day 18). I ended last week on such a euphoric high. And then this weekend happened. And I desperately needed to go for a hike. I couldn't go Monday. I …

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Little Steps: Day 18 – A Magically Indescribable Jurassic Park (of sorts)

Day 18: 3.54 miles / Total miles: 18.14mi / Days left: 161 / Time: ? / Pace: 29'07" The moment I stepped on the trail today, I realized I have watched way too many Jurassic Park movies. Part of me was worried that a velociraptor would pop out from behind a moss covered tree. And …

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Little Steps: Days 6 & 7 – A Scout Leader Never Stops

Days 6 & 7: 1.75 miles / Total miles: 4.16 / Days left: 172 Camping is all about becoming one with nature. Relaxing. And meditating. And doing nothing. And blah blah blah, yadda, yadda, yadda. Except breathing fresh, pure, air. And surviving without luxuries. But on a scout campout? As a scout leader? There is …

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How Being a Rover Scout, Helped me Discover My Love of the Iditarod

We joined the BPSA scouts in Sept 2017. I wanted my kids to participate in scouts. To gain an appreciation of the outdoors that I thought only scouts could provide. But I was against what was happening politically and socially in the BSA at the time. And I felt like Girl Scouts spent too much …

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