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We are currently on another long distance hike, and the third leg of our "triple crown", the Continental Divide Trail (the "CDT"). Come along with us if you can - if not in person then by following our grand adventure via our "posts from the trail".  Check out our Flickr Photos, which we'll update periodically, and see it through our eyes!

Our Credo...

"Success: To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded!" ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Glossary of British Terms

The following is a very brief glossary of certain British terms that will help make sense of the descriptions for some photos, as well as the terms found frequently in some guidebooks, maps, and web links. Its just a beginning….

British Term

What it means to Americans

Beck (mostly in Northern England) Stream
Col Hill or mountain pass
Dale Open valley
Fell (mostly in Northern England) Large hill or mountain, or hillside or mountain side
Force (mostly in Northern England) Waterfall
Gill Small steep sided valley
Moor High open rolling treeless area, frequently covered in
heather and shrouded in fog
Pike (mostly in Northern England) Peak
Ramble A relatively short, non-strenuous walk
Rover Walker
Stile Steps allowing people to pass over a wall or fence
Thwaite Clearing in a forest
Vale Large open flat area
Lager Beer
Ale Real beer, not to be confused with American ales
Bitters Real beer , no equivalent term or product found in America
English Breakfast Way too much fried food for more than one day a week
Elevens A civilized late morning break for tea
Black Pudding You really don’t want to know
Bwich (Welsh) Mountain Pass
Llyn (Wales) Lake
Pen (Wales) Headland Or Peak

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Clicking on any of these photos will take you to that specific photo on our Flickr Stream, where you can view these and many, many more photos from our latest adventure....or use this shortcut to all photos.....we hope you enjoy them!

People Shots

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Scenic Shots

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Flora & Fauna

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