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Forum: Other regions   07-26-2021, 01:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 580
Posted By Marilynx
Not sure how I missed this report. This is such a...

Not sure how I missed this report. This is such a beautiful area! It's where I learned to love camping and hiking. And skiing.
Forum: The Lodge   07-24-2021, 06:08 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,156
Posted By Marilynx
The pandemic has made a bunch of changes in our...

The pandemic has made a bunch of changes in our lives.

Due to the downturn in the US economy, my husband was part of a RIF (Reduction in Force) two days after his 75th birthday. (Yeah, yeah, he...
Forum: The Lodge   01-25-2019, 05:50 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,798
Posted By Marilynx
The ratties are not harmed in the sport -- in...

The ratties are not harmed in the sport -- in fact, many of the ratties figure out real quick that the dogs can't touch them in their tubes and sit in the tubes going, "Nah, nah, can't TOUCH me!" at...
Forum: The Lodge   01-25-2019, 05:37 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,798
Posted By Marilynx
Exactly. Plus, I love mountains, and there aren't...

Exactly. Plus, I love mountains, and there aren't much in the way of mountains in south Louisiana. My house is on some of the highest ground in the area -- a whopping FIVE FEET above sea level!


...
Forum: The Lodge   01-22-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,798
Posted By Marilynx
I would be very sad to see this place disappear. ...

I would be very sad to see this place disappear. I used to come here every week and read. Haven't been here in far too long. (Don't ask -- auto accident. Car totaled. Plans for the visit to the...
Forum: Hiking with man's best friend (Dog trails & talk)   05-05-2016, 02:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,923
Posted By Marilynx
Raw food can be managed -- it all depends on how...

Raw food can be managed -- it all depends on how long you are going to be out. (I am VERY late in reading this, as just before the original post was made, I lost my Big Guy, Mr. Shadow, a standard...
Forum: Backcountry Recipes   04-29-2015, 04:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,047
Posted By Marilynx
Now I have to admit that I could be intrigued by...

Now I have to admit that I could be intrigued by real, honest-to-ghu pemmican.

Several years ago, in the course of my researches, I came acrossan interesting PDF file:

The Pemmican Manual.
...
Forum: Hiking with man's best friend (Dog trails & talk)   04-27-2015, 04:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,762
Posted By Marilynx
Alex, Actually have two books completed and...

Alex,

Actually have two books completed and am working on a third. An agent has told me that as a new (ie, previously unpublished) author, she should be able to sell the whole series, but the...
Forum: Hiking with man's best friend (Dog trails & talk)   04-26-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,762
Posted By Marilynx
Since I have a Beagle (much smaller than Miss P...

Since I have a Beagle (much smaller than Miss P -- Babette is only 11" at the shoulder), I was both glad and sad to see Miss P win.

Doranna Durgin sums up my thoughts on it perfectly, here...
Forum: Hiking with man's best friend (Dog trails & talk)   04-25-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,761
Posted By Marilynx
I haven't had occasion to take cats on a hike,...

I haven't had occasion to take cats on a hike, but you might look at sturdiproducts.com (http://www.sturdiproducts.com) for possible equipment. They have an excellent walking harness for cats, as...
Forum: Hiking with man's best friend (Dog trails & talk)   04-24-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,854
Posted By Marilynx
My view of dogs off leashes in areas which are...

My view of dogs off leashes in areas which are stated to be leash zones has to be edited more than a bit to be fit for on-line consumption. I was pointed to The Dog Snobs (a blog) by a friend who has...
Forum: The Lodge   11-07-2013, 08:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 835
Posted By Marilynx
Huh. Almost looks like it could have come out of...

Huh. Almost looks like it could have come out of that catalog, doesn't it?
Forum: The Lodge   11-07-2013, 08:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 835
Posted By Marilynx
When I went camping in the early 1960s in the...

When I went camping in the early 1960s in the Four Corners area (New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Arizona), we used a great big tent called a Navajo sheepherder's tent. Also heavy, bulky, and canvas.
Forum: The Lodge   11-06-2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 835
Posted By Marilynx
Historic Tents and Gear

While looking for something else entirely, I stumbled across this catalog for 1917 including all sorts of tents, camp gear, and general clothing.

If one has read things like Canada's Glittering...
Forum: Canadian Rockies   11-06-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,444
Posted By Marilynx
Magnificent. And, as always, I, as a non-local,...

Magnificent. And, as always, I, as a non-local, appreciate a map so I can see where these are being taken.
Forum: Alberta Hiking   09-11-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,078
Posted By Marilynx
Thanks -- can't tell you how GOOD it feels to...

Thanks -- can't tell you how GOOD it feels to reach this marker. "You have cancer" has to be one of the scariest things a person can ever hear.

:D One doc said I'd need a knee replacement in six...
Forum: Alberta Hiking   09-10-2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,078
Posted By Marilynx
Yeah, I'd gathered from some of the trip reports...

Yeah, I'd gathered from some of the trip reports and browsing a few web sites that Skoki has rather a long slog to get there, but is worth it once you do. Will just have to see what I can do with the...
Forum: Alberta Hiking   09-10-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,078
Posted By Marilynx
There have been a number of scary times the last...

There have been a number of scary times the last five years, and each time, I've sustained myself by thinking of the mountains.

Thanks for the suggestion of a book on great areas in BC. I have...
Forum: Alberta Hiking   09-10-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,078
Posted By Marilynx
We did do the Icefields Parkway when we were up...

We did do the Icefields Parkway when we were up there in summer of 2004, but it's definitely something to do again. I think you could do that dozens of times and still encounter something different...
Forum: Alberta Hiking   09-10-2013, 04:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,078
Posted By Marilynx
Writer Researching: And Planning THE Trip!

Thanks to medical mix-ups, it's taken a bit, but I've finally gotten my June labs for the cancer back. NEGATIVE. So, I've hit the five year mark on the cancer and am now considered cancer-free.
...
Forum: Backcountry Recipes   09-08-2013, 02:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,529
Posted By Marilynx
For those who love nutella, but might want a...

For those who love nutella, but might want a healthier option, it's pretty easy to make yourself.

2 cups raw hazelnuts (240g)
1 1/2 tbsp pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/4 cup plus 3...
Forum: Alberta Hiking   07-23-2013, 09:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,134
Posted By Marilynx
It does seem strange that there is money for...

It does seem strange that there is money for "roadside attractions," but nothing for maintenance of the back country bridges and trails. A well-maintained trail, after all, allows access for those...
Forum: Alberta Hiking   07-22-2013, 12:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,134
Posted By Marilynx
Speaking as one of the tourists they want to lure...

Speaking as one of the tourists they want to lure in, while nice accommodations are all very well, why does there have to be a hotel at every historical location?

I was quite happy, in 2004, with...
Forum: Alberta Hiking   07-18-2013, 11:22 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 12,351
Posted By Marilynx
Exactly -- once I got used to the formatting, it...

Exactly -- once I got used to the formatting, it wasn't a problem. I was a little confused at first, because in many books, italics are used for things characters are thinking to themselves. (Or in...
Forum: Alberta Hiking   07-17-2013, 01:25 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 12,351
Posted By Marilynx
That's good -- I haven't studied the Kananaskis...

That's good -- I haven't studied the Kananaskis area quite as much as I have Canmore to Field, ie, trails leading directly off Highway 1, or the Icefields Parkway up to Saskatchewan Crossing. (So...
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