Tag Archives: nature

Adventure Reflection: Cracker Lake Trail

Over the summer of 2017, I had the opportunity to explore Glacier National Park. I also ran a half-marathon with friends, hiked to exhaustion, met new friends, discovered different trails, photographed marmots, a brown bear, mountain goats, and chipmunks, experienced great views and scenery, met Native Americans from the Blackfeet tribe, left with a buffalo […]
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Save the Sacred Land

The hum of traffic, the smell of exhaust fumes, sights of infrastructure, all fade away. My mood enhances and time slows as I enter the wilderness.  Nature and wildlife are things I admire and that inspire me. When out in nature, my senses open up – I smell the flora and fauna, and the earth, […]
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Nature Talks

When I go back through the photos I have taken over the years, I see more than the picture.      

Nature in Words and Pictures.

  Of course each moment spent in nature cannot be experienced through photos and words, but an idea of the beauty and therapy gained form nature can be shared. Below are some photos from a hike last November.     Trees form paths, reach with curved, bumpy limbs- Diversity.    

A Puerto Rico Adventure: Part 1

Adventure is an essential part of my life and a lifestyle, and something I have done to escape the dependence and chaos from society and city-life. It brings harmony to my life. Like eating and sleeping, discovering and exploring new places and culture is necessary for me to broaden my intellect and perspective of the […]
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Florida Journey.

My first name is really ‘Derek’, but I use my middle name Vincent’ for my writing. Below, I write an experience using my first name and third person point of view. *** Derek and Hal paddled through the narrow canal under the bald cypress and oak trees with moss, like long wizard beards hanging from […]
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Kayaking Juniper Run

I love being outdoors in nature. Hiking and kayaking are two of my favorite activities. With community booming, buildings going up and roads being built is sometimes difficult to find a pristine wilderness, where one can have solitude with nature and wildlife. But the opportunity exist, and there is actually much wilderness to be explored; […]
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Happy Earth Day!

Earth Day should be everyday. The more I venture into nature, the greater respect and appreciation I gain for the wild environment and its inhabitants. At the same time, I worry about what is happening to the wilderness and the creatures that live in it. With the time I have spent hiking, kayaking, wandering about on […]
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Trail of the Bison

I hiked roughly a mile along a trail at Payne’s Prairie when I knew it would be a special day in the wild. Everyone was, but this would be the day I’d see a bison in its home habitat. It was a warm morning and I started to sweat.I  First it was the two large, […]
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Wildness and Civilization, a Reverse Relationship

Society has become more separated from nature over time. It is difficult to find solitude away from civilization. Because of this, wildlife is becoming extinct.  I have experienced the wild firsthand over the past five years, hiking into the woods, climbing mountains, kayaking around and to islands, and kayaking, paddling rivers and swamps… Out there, […]
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