Rare Fog

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“Superfog” Austin, 2020

Driving home this evening was an eerie experience… we rarely get fog in Austin so I enjoyed it quite a bit!

Hiking Indiangrass Trail at Doeskin Ranch

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“Indiangrass Trail” Marble Falls, 2020

Today I loaded up my backpack with 30 pounds (14 KG) of gear and went for another hike at Doeskin Ranch. This time, I added the one section of trail that I missed last time: Indiangrass Trail.

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“Cairn” Marble Falls, 2020

The 1.5-mile trail splits off from the Shinoak section and heads down into a nice little valley and even through a little forest tunnel. It was really cool! In fact, I’d say that Indiangrass trail is my favorite section of the Doeskin Ranch trails.

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“Cactus” Marble Falls, 2020

I mentioned that I had a heavily-loaded pack, and that is I will be carrying this amount of weight on our Big Bend trip. The only things I didn’t put in the pack were my external battery and cables, and extra underwear/socks/base layers.

When I first got on the trail, my hip started hurting a bit and I was thinking that maybe I should turn around and not stress it. After all, I did run 4 miles the day before. But I continued on a bit, and adjusted my shoulder straps to take more of the weight off of my hips. This was the trick, and my hip pain went away and I would go on to complete the hike without any discomfort. I felt great!

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“Trail Light” Marble Falls, 2020

So now I know that 30+ pounds of gear on my back is do-able, and so my confidence is high. Knowing that we won’t be rushed during our Big Bend hike is good too – we can take plenty of rest breaks. As long as the weather is nice, we should have an excellent trip!

Out With the Old, in With the New

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“Old Mug” Cedar Park, 2019

I bought a new coffee mug, which meant I need to retire an old one. I’ve had the Starbucks Osaka mug for about 20 years but it’s time to let it go. I’m a little sad, but the color is fading and I’ve actually never been too fond of the design.

My new coffee mug, though, has a design that I absolutely love! It’s a stainless steel/enamel mug and has a nice lid, so it will keep my coffee warm longer. Unfortunately it cannot be put in the microwave. But I think it’s great. Definitely sparks joy. 😊

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“New Mug” Cedar Park, 2019

I hope you had a nice day!

またね~

New Book to Read

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“New Reading Material” Cedar Park, 2019

Just started reading. So far I am enjoying it!

Last Light

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“Last Light” Cedar Park, 2019

こんばんは。How’s it going?

We had a really nice sunset today, with some fast-moving clouds. I set up my camera for a quick time lapse. It’s very short because there were only a few moments left of light. Check it out!

I hope you had a nice day!

またね~