Yes, I have had some interesting experiences while hiking. Once in Washington state, I was hiking alone and a big black bear crossed the road in front of me. I was glad he was minding his own business and I probably increased my pace a bit to get back home. More later.
No, I haven't done any hiking in the areas you have but would love to sometime. When you get back from those hikes I'd love to hear about it. You probably have had some interesting experiences with your hiking.
Welcome-I see you enjoy hiking. I love to walk and when I lived in Colorado we did a lot of hiking in the Rockies and some camping up at over 12,000 feet. Campcooking was interesting (took a longer time), the water was wonderful (for drinking), the flowers beautiful!
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Have you always wanted to make your own bread? Well, here's a little article about making rye bread with a bread machine. This bread machine came from a thrift store and only cost $11.99! The ingredients to make Russian Rye were so simple you won't believe how easy it was. Enjoy!