Nature Blog Networking: Hiker’s Delight

Sorry if I didn’t get the second batch of hiking blogs out last week.  It’s amazing how a sick baby can just suck all your free time right out of the day…

Anywho, The blogs in the NBN dealing with walking in the woods (or fields or beaches or deserts etc etc) were so prolific that I had to rent them asunder.  So as with the mighty hammer of Thor I clove the monolithic bulk of hulking hiking blogs into two equal, yet distinct portions in a more or less random manner.  From this breaking of the genre I produced one fine collection.  This is the second.  I hope you enjoy, or at least find some kindred spirits among the bloggers for whom the trail calls above all.

Tuckerman Ravine Trail, NH, photo from wikipedia

The Road goes ever on and on
Out from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
Let others follow it who can!

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-I love the Smoky Mountains, that beautiful range of hilltops we in North Carolina share with our friends in Tennessee.  The mountains out west may get all the awe, but for rolling green as far as the eye can see, you can’t beat the Appalachians, as the proprietor of the Smoky Mountain Hiking Blog would no doubt concur.

- That said, when people think of hiking in a general sense, they often picture the Rockies for good reason.  They’re spectacular, and well-presented at Romping and Rolling in the Rockies.

- Life and Learn too, is based in what appear to be some of the most scenic peaks on the Front Range of Colorado.  Some beautiful stuff here.

- Indiana, and the midwest in general, is likely underrated as a hiking destination, but any place there’s a person with a mind to lay down some trail, there are people willing to walk it.  Life at the Blue Rock Ranch has some fine trail-ridden property to share .

- I don’t know what I’d do if I had rainforest just down the road to visit when ever I wanted.  Probably get out as much as possible, like Keong of My Rainforest Adventure.

- Any knowledge I have of field and bushcraft is limited, untested, and frankly drawn mostly from the Discovery Channel, so I’m amazed by those people who could live in the woods on their own.  Check out Pathfinder’s Blog for great stuff about living in and with nature.

- As I grew up in the Ozarks, I have a soft spot in my heart for southern Missouri and northern Arkansas.  Hot Springs National Park is one of the first protected areas in the United States.  Though the springs in the town proper are the big draw, there’s no shortage of wildlife and plantlife around too, as Hike Our Planet is happy to present.

- The brilliant plan to take a walk every day of the year is the idea behind 365 Walks.  Enjoy what Allen and Jodi see every day rain or shine.

- Unny and Bindu have similar plans, though they’re based in India rather than the United States.  None the less, Travel with a Couple charts their experiences and adventures off and on the beaten path.

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Enjoy these great hiking blogs, and keep an eye out for my next theme!  Perhaps I’d like to look at your blog or genre.

And as always, send any ideas to naswick (at) gmail (dot) com.

Til next time!

One Comment

  1. July 3, 2010 at 9:01 PM | Permalink

    Thank You for linking to my Blog Hike Our Planet, it was a wonderful and unexpected surprise. I Love Hot Springs National Park and am blessed it is my front back and side yards. Wildlife abounds and I so happy to share my sightings with everyone who reads my blog.

    Kindest Thoughts and Wishes,
    Lee