Take a hike (with me?): Knocknarea

Knocknarea is a very famous hiking trail near Sligo. Everything I read said it was a loop trail, but as I learned, it is actually a linear trail that goes from the carpark at the base of Knocknarea, over the hill, and straight into town (Strandhill). Thinking it was a loop trail, I kept hiking […]

Take a hike (with me?)!: The Glen

The Glen is a curious little hike near Knocknarea in County Sligo. It’s called a “microvalley”. They warn you that the trail is “extremely muddy”, but what they mean is “under water” for much of its length haha. But if you make it into the microvalley, you get to enjoy this lush green canyon, with […]

Take a hike (with me?): Union Wood

A couple weekends ago, I was staying out in Rathlee enjoying Co. Sligo. My friend and I hiked around Union Wood, recommended by Murtagh’s Meadow (check out that blog if you can! very nice Irish gardens). And what an excellent recommendation! It’s a beautiful walk in a really nice forest. Beautiful Wood Sorrel in a […]

Take a hike! (with me?) Bull Island, Ireland

Had a nice little hike around Bull Island, which I believe is a man made sand island in Dublin Bay. It’s also a wildlife refuge (or parts of it anyway, parts of it are two golf courses haha) and you can walk around and admire the shorebirds and marram grass. Marram grass! Common gulls Anyone […]

A hike in Shenandoah National Park

Sometimes I sit on a blog post for several months before I get the time to put it together. Just so with these photos of a hike I did in Shenandoah National Park last year. I was in the South for a faculty interview (fingers still crossed on that one), and drove up through VA […]

Take a hike! (With me?) Timothy Lake Meditation Point

There’s a nice short hike you can do from the north arm campground of Timothy Lake to Meditation Point. I recommend it! I took a lot of photos of the trail while my buddy patiently waited for me. This is just a beautiful forest Ahh just looking at this photo makes me feel peaceful Forest […]