"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!

Saturday, February 7, 2015


Mile 116.  Tortoise is lonely, missing his sweet lady who is far away in the frozen tundra of Boston doing good things with our family.  After a weekend day fighting the tax preparation wars, Lou headed out for a walk with a little bonus length -- from the office down to the Virgin River, then back up the steep Tortoise Track hill (that's the real name of the trail!) on his way to complete this scenic loop.  It was a nice time of day to capture some pictures, so please click below to keep reading, then let our friend Tortoise know which of them is your favorite.   Thank you and ...


Friday, February 6, 2015


Mile 110.  Lou decided to follow up yesterday's La Verkin loop by doing a larger, 3.91 mile version of it this evening after enjoying dinner with his ward family.  For more on this walk, plus today's walking thought by Thomas Monson, please click below to continue reading ...


Thursday, February 5, 2015


Mile 106.  Another two walk day!  The first was less than a mile with a steep climb and remarkable views in St. George between appointments.  The second was a traditional 3.23 mile La Verkin loop in the evening.  For more on these walks, including more pictures, today's walking thought by Harold G. Hillam, and other fun highlights of the day, please click below to continue reading ...


Wednesday, February 4, 2015


Mile 102.  Tortoise had work appointments along the way home from California today, and got a couple short walks done nestled between the work.  The first was 2.12 miles on city streets in Mesquite, Nevada; the second was 2.15 miles on the Chuckawalla Trail, just off busy highway 18 a very short distance north of St. George, Utah.  Amazing how such serenity can exist so near so much activity!

For more on these walks, including a generous sampling of pictures and today's walking thought by Ted E. Brewerton, please click below to continue reading ...


Tuesday, February 3, 2015


Mile 98.  Tortoise discovered the North Etiwanda Preserve on a beautiful afternoon today.  It's easy to find, just take the Day Creek exit 61 off the 210 freeway and head uphill until it ends at Etiwanda Avenue.  Turn left and in a short distance Etiwanda Avenue ends in a gravel parking lot for the preserve.  There are several trails available here.  The main trail is a loop that Lou completed in 4.29 miles including a few picture-taking detours along the way and a nice steady hill to climb.  The good doctor would approve!

For more on this walk, including lots of pictures and today's walking thought by Bruce D. Porter, please click below to continue reading ...


Monday, February 2, 2015


Mile 93.  Walked the final 3.16 miles of the Pacific Electric Trail (at least for now) from Tokay in Fontana to Maple on the Rialto border, then retraced my steps. It was a 10k walk, and a little extra, if you prefer metric measurements.  This completes Tortoise's walk of the entire trail from the Claremont-Montclair line to the Fontana-Rialto line, done both directions for a round trip distance of 36 miles. 

For more on this walk, including plentiful pictures and today's walking thought by Janette Hales Beckham, please click below to continue reading ...


Saturday, January 31, 2015


Mile 87.  Had a most pleasant lunch and discussion with four old friends, from left to right above, Mike Arlen, Brad Bobbs, John Stern, and Brian Krantz.  Then later did a short walk with John and also a Terreeeblay treadmill walk later.  For more on these walks and today's walking thought by M. Russell Ballard, please click below to continue reading ...