Warrior Hike’s “Walk Off The War”

Last night I attended a presentation by 2014 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Jesse “The Viking” Swensgard. Jesse is a USAF veteran who thru-hiked via the Warrior Hike “Walk Off The War” program. The idea behind Walk Off The War is to assist combat veterans transition to civilian life through the therapeutic nature of long-distance hiking. Warrior…

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Buckeye Trail Part 1

I recently moved to southwest Ohio. One of the deciding factors of where we chose to live was the proximity to the Little Miami Scenic Trail. The LMST runs through the town where we live, so it’s easy for us to access the trail without a car. My boyfriend and I both enjoy riding and…

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Trip Report: Currahee Mountain–May 29, 2014

Currahee Mountain Toccoa, GA May 29, 2014 Currahee Mountain is one of those trips I’ve had on my bucket list for a while. On paper it doesn’t seem like much–3 miles up and 3 miles down with a 900’ elevation change each direction. It’s on a red dirt forest service road that’s driveable even in…

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SPARCS 2014 Conference (Free Live Stream)

SPARCS is an organization dedicated to scientific research and debate regarding canine behavior. This year the topics include aggression and conflict, personality and temperament, and science in training. The speakers will touch on topics such as why different breeds act differently, neuroscience of behaviors, neurochemistry of behavior and motivation, temperament and personality (both canine and…

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