Winter Hiking

Main trailhead

I’ve mentioned that I love to be outside and especially hiking in our woods.  Hiking is good for my wellbeing.  I’ve mentioned how it help rehabilitate my knee after an injury, but it also gives me “quiet time” to let my mind wander on issues, meditate, or pray.  And of course it’s good exercise.

Even with snow on the ground, I still enjoy a hike.  This day I had to trudge through 6 inches of snow to get my path reestablished.  That ended up being more work than I expected, and I worked up a good sweat by the time I was done.

This is what iPhone Health has to say about my normal hiking path.  This was the first time I’ve tracked it, so I found it fairly interesting that going up and down all the ravines equated to 20 floors of stairs.

Of course we got another 6 inches and 2 more a few days later, not a common occurrence for Indiana, but since I like snow, very welcome.  I was about a week after my first trudged through the snow,  before I got back to the trail.  You can see, I’m not the only one that uses the tail, but unfortunately the deer didn’t clear much of a path.

Good times.


Happy Palindrome Day

It’s 1202021.

Yeah, I know it’s goofy, but sometimes I nerd out on numbers so I’m celebrating today since it’s a palindrome.

Here are some other interesting palindromes:

  • 47274 –  for all my Seymour Indiana friends, your zip code
  • A-Ha  – The band
  • Tattarrattat – Often considered the longest palindrome in English.  Coined by James Joyce in his 1922 Ulysses to imitate the sound of a knock on the door.
  • Intransigence – The longest palindrome in Morse code
  • Was it a bat I saw? – Favorites from Robot Chicken Palindrome skit, featuring Batman

Just general favorites

  • Kayak
  • Taco Cat
  • Never odd or even.
  • Don’t nod
  • Step on no pets
  • Eye

And of course XKCD