Big Tree Country

If you've ever read or seen Shakespeare's┬áMacbeth performed, you may remember the prophecy "'til Birnam Wood do come to Dunsinane" for Macbeth's final defeat. Considering that Perthshire, where Birnam is located, is known as Big Tree Country, you, like Macbeth, might expect that to be an impossibility. Birnam Wood is apparently not as extensive as … Continue reading Big Tree Country

Solid State Parks

This week I decided to focus my hiking on state parks and state nature preserves. I have so many of these locations on my hiking goals list for the year that I thought I'd better start making a dent in that list. Yesterday, I had the whole morning free and decided to return to Portage … Continue reading Solid State Parks