First a gift in the way of a YouTube video of the trip to Rock Shelter Trail…
Now, I have to tell you that this winter has given me time to pause and think about the direction of my life in coming years. Something inside me awakened at the realization of 50 years of time on this blue and green marble, and I resolved to take care of some unfinished business, in the order of getting off my lazy butt, stop making excuses for getting into nature which I have loved since childhood but only sporadically indulged in as I raised my family.
Why did I do that? I ask myself to no good answer.
I started getting back into it several years ago when I rediscovered the joy of riding bikes, and from then to now I’ve also discovered that I’m no speed demon, I prefer scenic paths, and biking isn’t just recreation for me. All biking is transportation, and seeing that it is for getting me where I want to go, I figure that I’ll be doing my share of bike camping and combination bike-‘n-hikes. I’ll find a way to strap my Kelty Trekker 65 pack to a B.O.B trailer and hit the greenways that lead to the hiking trails.
All of this is in anticipation of an upcoming Appalachian Trail thru-hike-most likely in 2020. Gotta get my legs underneath me, and that will happen as opportunity presents itself.
Where does that leave gramtrails.com? You’ll be seeing a lot more blogging from me, a lot more products for your viewing pleasure. My main goal here is still to give you some green space to fill your screen space when you have to exercise indoors for whatever reason. You can live vicariously through my son Aaron and I as we film our adventures. Or you can use our videos to help pass the time and occupy your brain while exercising in an otherwise boring setting.
Mostly, we want you to be a part of our adventures. Let us know what you’d like to see. Tell us if we’re doing it right or wrong. Ask about the products we’re using. And get out there yourself as much as you can. We live on a beautiful planet, and the wonders begin where the street ends!