"The Blog Almost Too Boring To Be The Most Boring Blog in America"

until it got too many red cards from Benjamin and the Boredom Enforcement Committee ... now the tortoise's goal is to get to 10 red cards so he can get Big Dog to drive down and take a good long walk with the tortoise

P. S. This blog listens to its readers. We have the Benjamin Category Override for 5+ mile walks and now, it humbles Tortoise to say he has been named "Lou", by Doug Jr, in memory of Mr. Consistency himself, Lou Gehrig. Tortoise can hardly type the words to think he is in any way comparable to the noble Iron Horse. Thank you!

Monday, October 5, 2015


Mile 806.  Today's steady rain tried valiantly to keep Lou from walking, but it let up around 7 pm.  Tortoise quickly put on a hat and carried an umbrella "just in case" and headed out to do a one mile loop walk twice.  That way he was never too far from shelter if it resumed as a downpour.  For more on Lou's adventures today, please click below to continue reading ...


Saturday, October 3, 2015


Mile 804.  Tortoise was blessed with family to visit him this weekend, and enjoyed time with them.  He did take a short walk near his home ... the picture above was his turnaround point ... twice, as he never let himself get too far away.  For more, please click below to continue reading ...

Friday, October 2, 2015


Mile 802.  Tortoise thinks this is a pretty special look at the Virgin River flowing through the east part of Confluence Park and of La Verkin sitting just above it.  Nice getting them both in the same picture on such a clear fall afternoon.  Lou actually had a hard time deciding whether to feature this picture or another one taken from the same spot at the same time in a different direction.  Please click below and let him know what you think ...


Thursday, October 1, 2015


Mile 797.  Guess you know the drill by now.  Tortoise goes to work, and when he's done, he finds some hill to climb near where he finds himself at day's end.  Lou gets out the camera and clicks away hoping one or two of them might be memorable in some way.  Today was a loop from the Dixie Regional Medical Center up Foremaster Hill, down the other side to where the Middleton Wash trail goes under Riverside Drive, then down that trail to the Virgin River Trail, which Tortoise took west to River Road.  At that point he returned to the St. George city streets, heading north to Foremaster Drive and east to his waiting motorized mode of transportation to take him home.  You're invited to join Lou on the other side and view his other pictures ...


Wednesday, September 30, 2015


Mile 793.  Lou went exploring this evening.  Pictured above are the Pathfinder trail (right) and Cottonwood Canyon trail (left).  Tortoise took the right turn on a previous walk at almost exactly this time last year, so this evening he went left.  To see pictures of what he discovered along the way, please click below to continue reading ...


Tuesday, September 29, 2015


Mile 790.  Today's walk took Tortoise in a southwesterly direction from his office to check out some hills he hadn't climbed in awhile.  An especially colorful stroll, as Lou's pictures this day will attest ...


Monday, September 28, 2015


Mile 786.  An early evening loop walk up the hill from the office for Tortoise.  Lou captured another brilliant sunset as well ...