I don’t see wild places as too crowded. I’m generally alone when I’m in the woods. And I have no shortage of outdoor experiences to write about, only a shortage of time to write. I see people on social media and elsewhere complaining constantly about over-crowding and lack of opportunities though and I thought maybe […]
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WikiparX is, foremost, a reflection of me, Cedric Keith. I’ve thought throughout my life about starting an outdoor business and about just what kind of a business that should be. My first foray into this realm was the selling of my own flies (fly fishing lures) beginning at about the age of […]
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Yes. I mean it. If you want to experience adventure, see more wildlife, push your fitness to the limit or maybe just catch more fish, break all the rules. If you want to experience all that the natural world has to offer, then you have to break rules. Featured pack stove by Emberlit I could […]
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“It is remarkable how easily and insensibly we fall into a particular route, and make a beaten track for ourselves. I had not lived there a week before my feet wore a path from my door to the pond side; and though it is five or six years since I trod it, it is still […]
Read more "More on the Map to Trails Untried, Untrod"
My book begins on a long official hiking trail (one of the longest) but ends with a protagonist who wanders off to find his own trails through the wildest places, no longer hoping to find a path blazed for himself. The places I value most are the ones I found myself. I begin with a […]
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Those of us who wait year round for the cold pleasures of the brief mid-Atlantic winter have to grudgingly concede now that spring has sprung here in Pennsylvania. All the ice has been gone for a couple of weeks and every morning more green is visible from my back window than there was the day […]
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