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Yosemite Half Dome Hiking Permits

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Today, I received notice that I won the Half Dome permit lottery - rather I won the opportunity to purchase a permit. So, it looks like I'm headed to Yosemite this summer for some John Muir Trail hiking and camping. 

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Camping Meals Ready to Eat Video

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Self heating camping meals ready to eat from www.CampsiteCatering.com. Great for day hikes, raining tent days, boats and canoes. These shelf-stable products last weeks and require no refrigeration or cooking. Self-Heating and Ready-to-Eat meals with no added preservatives or fillers. In as little as 5 minutes you can enjoy a Hot Delicious Comfort Meal, Anytime, Anywhere! Enjoy the experience without the cooking. Camping Meals Ready to Eat video can be found on the site or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZCZKHv4Lfk   CampsiteCatering.com carries a wide selection of freshly prepared camping meals as well as shelf-stable and dehydrated camp food. Plan a great backpacking, hunting, hiking...

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National Parks Adventure IMAX opens today.

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I am very excited about the National Parks Adventure movie. I’ll be viewing it at the Museum of Science and Industry’s IMAX, “The largest science center in the Western Hemisphere." www.msichicago.org @msichicago. The official movie website, http://nationalparksadventure.com, provides more information and a great series of behind the scenes films. Trailer can be found on the site or https://www.youtube.com/embed/0iqF2Tk_1WA   Two years ago I had the pleasure of providing digital consulting for the Theodore Roosevelt Association, http://www.theodoreroosevelt.org. These comments by Roosevelt, delivered on May 13, 1908 at the Conference on the Conservation of Natural Resources, reflected his visionary thinking about the need to...

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Lighthouses along Lake Michigan

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I was hiking with a clear sky this morning. I headed to the Northwestern University campus and our local lighthouse. After a long morning hike, I came home and ate Eggplant Parmesan for lunch.  Below is from 2014 at Point Beach State Park in Wisconsin. I was cabin camping with a small group and quickly made friends with some of the meals I made. 

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Fat Tire Biking with Trail Mix

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This weekend Chicago temps were above freezing and I went riding on my fat tire bike in the forest preserve. I took along some Trail Mix.  January 31, 2016 - Chicago Area

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