"The Blog Almost Too Boring To Be The Most Boring Blog in America ... for Over 5 Years!"

until it got too many red cards from Wounded Duck 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!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Daily Walk 643 - Middle Hurricane Hill Loop


This walk brings us to 529.01 miles walked (+19.16) and 51,847 feet climbed (+10,819) for 2017.  For more pictures, a map, and the day's walking thought, please click below ...

Friday, May 26, 2017

Daily Walk 640 - Highway 2 Inspiration Point to Guffy Camp

A beautiful day to walk a little of the Pacific Crest Trail on my way home from a quick work trip to California.  Miles 369.4 southbound to 364.4, then back.  Met a lot of friendly people along the way!  Totes, Walnut, and Pecan -- hope you have a wonderful experience on the trail this summer!

This brings me to 518.57 miles for 2017 (20.67 ahead of goal) with 51,014 feet climbed (10,950 more than goal).  And 205.0 miles lifetime on the PCT.  Just trying to stay alive and vibrant!


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

#DailyWalk 559 Confluence View Trail, Tortoise Track, and More!

This first batch of pictures for day 559, with a shoutout to our friends in Fresno, which at 500,000 population (1 million metro) is the largest city in America without an interstate highway.  Doug and Doug have quality memories of the 41 freeway after midnight on the way to doing reunion research in Yosemite.  Excellent magical mystery tour that was!

Monday, February 20, 2017

#DailyWalk 558 Dixie State University Nightcap Double Loop

This one started at 9:44 pm, so I picked a well lit place to do a 4.36 mile double loop of the Dixie State University campus.  It included 218 feet of climbing in 1:16:25, for a tortoise rating of 5.3 and a pace of 17:32.  Year-to-date miles are 177.33 (6.05 ahead of goal) and climbing totals 14,496 feet (714 ahead of goal).

The tortoise is smiling!  Cheerio!

Friday, January 27, 2017


It's that time of year for working late and then walking, so we have the 10pm indoor special again. For pictures I will refer you to Wednesday (34 of those laps), followed by Monday (135 times). This worked out to 4.24 miles for day 538. Ytd miles 91.61 (+0.58), time 1:18:06, pace 18:25, climb 597, tortoise rating 3.4, ytd climb 7988 (+616). Cheerio!