Sunday, 14 December 2003
Pix Of The Day: National Guide For Local Walking
CREDIT: © Joel Sax/LocalWalking.com
WHERE: Zion National Park, Utah, USA. WHAT: example walk from hiking web site.
MAPS: Zion Park, and Watchman. Thumbnail clicks pop-up source pages.
Today's featured web site has USA-wide coverage, with a comprehensive guide to places for hiking, walking, or even just strolling. The site is very well implemented, from the zip code search through to mapping and information services for your chosen walk. Most of the listed hikes are found close to metropolitan areas, indexed by state.
Ours was in under 'ZZ' for hikes remote from urban areas. We thought this was a good way to group the walks, and very useful if you are in an unfamiliar city. We tested the site with a familiar walk up the Watchman Trail at the entrance to Zion Park in southwest Utah. We checked for a metro area walk too: Cathedral Rock sounds just the place for the next time we are in Las Vegas and boozing, gambling, and pressing the flesh with the rich & famous, begins to pall.
If you want to see more of the Watchman Trail check out our own online web photo gallery containing a selection of pictures taken during the hike. You may also visit Joel Sax, who filed the hike report for the Watchman Trail, and sample his 'Paths of Light' experimental photography, or one of his other hiking guides.
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Jules Laforgue (1860-1887)
"Ah! que la vie est quotidienne."
Oh, what a day-to-day business life is.
'Complainte sur certains ennuis' (1885)