This is a film that was taken 4 days before the Earthquake in San Francisco in 1906.
This link has two films the one taken before the earthquake and the 60 Minutes story about the film.
I also found this footage that has sound. www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Q5Nur642BU
From the perspective of a walking advocate it is striking to see the people walking and streaming across the street and the vehicles are not so bothered by it.
It's a wonderful piece of history and of course tinged with sadness for the disaster and the lives lost.
Pacific Crest Trail / A Walk Across the United States
Why I Got Off the Pacific Crest Trail After 454 Miles Instead of Walking All the Way to Canada by Vanessa 2/5/18 Autostraddle
I appreciate this article. She shares an honest story about not finishing the PCT. For reasons that need to be brought out in the open.
It is also a good reminder that there are people who don't finish the PCT and those stories are not as popular as the ones about people who are completing the PCT. I think we do a disservice by not listening to all the stories.
Not everyone survives hiking the PCT. Scout
I saw this article this evening and I thought it was important to share.
Inside the Mind of Thru-Hiking's Most Devious Con Man, I think the title says it all. In this age of social media I think it is important to be informed.
From slimming your waistline to improving your heart health to boosting your mood, there’s little doubt about the benefits of walking, especially for the baby boomer generation. And when you add in the beautiful scenery and fresh air that a nature trail can offer, it’s easy to see why our state and national parks serve as such popular places for people to get their steps in.
But a walking trail at a natural park can be tricky to navigate in more ways than one as it isn’t just uneven footing or wildlife you need to watch out for. Trails come in a wide variety of length, steepness, difficulty, altitude and more and choosing the right type of trail for you is as important as pulling on the right kind of walking shoes.
That’s why we’ve put together this extensive guide that identifies the top trails for baby boomers. Each one is located in a state or national park and they are all sorted by state, distance, elevation, activity type (walking, hiking, biking, etc.) and level of difficulty, along with a brief description of each. Use this information to find a trail near you that best fits your walking needs. Submitted by KS. (Submitted to this site through my contact form.)
Jobbler of the Month October, 2017
I downloaded the Jobble app onto my phone and started picking up event work. I was focusing on 5km race events. Over the months I was very impressed with this company's work. I received my payments for the work done within 5-7 business days. They keep in touch throughout the process of being hired by the business who is hiring until they issue payment for the work done. The business that is hiring communicates very clearly.
I was so pleased to see that this company was not a scam business.
I did not realize they keep track of their "jobblers" and have employees of the month. I was very pleasantly surprised.
Wear comfortable shoes: St. Paul hosts national conference for walkers
Star Tribune St Paul
I attended this conference as part of my America Walks College Fellowship 2017.
From Atlas Obscura published July 25, 2017 by Sommer Mathis
A fun and easy guide with a few easy tricks for navigating.
Nature's best Wayfinding Secrets
This has been a tragic unfolding in the Columbia Gorge. A fire started by a young teen shooting fireworks into Eagle Creek Canyon while his friends took videos and laughed about this.
The Columbia Gorge near Cascade Locks is where PCT through hikers come to cross the Bridge of the Gods into Washington. The Gorge is where Multnomah Falls is plus many falls along the scenic Columbia Highway.
It is so close to Portland it was like our backyard. A beautiful backyard.
Change happens and it will come back but the Columbia Gorge that people have come to visit and love has been changed forever through one simple act of carelessness.
She was my companion for 17yrs. She often sat on my lap while I worked on my website. She was an indoor outdoor kitty. Her sister died 2 years prior. So her life became even more precious to me after losing Missy, her sibling.
With way too much sadness I had to have her put to sleep on Tuesday as she went into renal failure. I had a wonderful vet who was very kind to me and my kitty, Munchkin. Of course I have cried buckets of tears and am just now starting to pick myself back up and rejoin my life.
It's hard. I have these moments and I feel such sadness.
These are her last few pictures. The first one was after a day outside (her choice), the middle one was her coming out of one of her hiding places. She had so many!
The last one is her scent marking a rock in my yard.
I am grateful that she shared my life. She leaves an emptiness in my heart that only time will heal.
I am an avid walker and hiker. My favorite is a long hike. I also enjoy taking off and going on a meandering walk for a few hours. I've hiked rim to rim in the Grand Canyon and I did 3 Burning Boot Walks on Vancouver Island.