Redefining Old

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Cycling through a Food Desert

I was so pleased to write this article for Adventure Cycling Association‘s blog, called Advice from a Food Desert, based on my experience living in Far West Texas and working as Executive Director of the Texas Mountain Trail. Hint: prepare…

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McKinney Falls biking adventure

It was the brilliant red chest of the painted bunting that caught Monte’s eye. The morning was young, the air cool, and the trail still quiet. We’d already been rewarded.   All we have to do after a quick breakfast…

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Outdoor Auntie/Grandparent (Mom) Academy

Are you an Auntie or Grandparent or a caretaker for a young person this summer? Do you feel bewildered when you consider outdoor adventures, camping (and the packing, oy!), or outdoor safety and doing it all on a budget? My…

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#AdventureHopeAndWonder

Spring inspires new beginnings and May is a fine time to start something new.  I’m posting daily features all over our social media with this hashtag, #adventurehopeandwonder, because frankly, sometimes I need a reminder to pursue each one. Here’s a…

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Having more fun on the road

We loaded the folding bikes, Terns, into the back of my car as he headed out for the Christmas holiday.  Also in the back were our suitcases and food for the holiday, as we were headed to Houston to visit…

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New Year’s Eve and finding adventure

We packed our mountain bikes onto the truck on New Year’s Eve Day and took off for a year-end adventure, but then the rain started and the temperature dropped, so we agreed to meander through the countryside by pickup. We…

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remembering favorite running trails

For many years it has been a place I could go without having to drive for hours where the predominant features were woods, a large bird population that included corvids, owls, a variety of song birds, a few raptors, coyotes,…

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Brenda Taylor Coleman’s Story in Her Own Words–From Smoker to Spandex

It was December before my 40th birthday and on Christmas day friends were over for dinner and she asked if I wanted to go “burn one” out on the front porch. That was the last cigarette I smoked.  I didn’t…

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Wilderness Coffee Seminar October 17

Want to learn how to up your game at making coffee at home? Love good coffee but miss it when you travel?​ ​ Want to learn ​how to make better coffee than any you can buy in a coffee house…

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Monte’s story

I did not decide when I was young to develop an exercise routine that I could stick to the rest of my life. Foresight was not involved. But at almost 66 now I can look back and say I’ve been…

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