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Rimshot!

What a wonderful barefoot hike yesterday at Cantwell Cliffs. There was still a bit of snow on the ground, but it was patchy, and the air temperature was about 45°. Just about the time my feet thought about getting cold, they warmed right back up again.

And the scenery . . .

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Barefoot Shopping

Going out shopping barefoot can sometimes be a bit of a crap shoot. If you are going to a new place, you never really know what to expect. But that can also be true of places that you shop at regularly, since there might be a pelmatophobe on duty that day who causes trouble.

But other times it can be gratifying when store employees simply express interest.

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On Facebook a couple of days ago, Jeff Gill of the Newark Earthworks Center (among other things!) praised some of the LiDAR images I had created that were related to the earthworks around Newark.

But he asked for a “nudge”.

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Gawk at the Hawk

At the very beginning of this latest snowstorm we had a hawk perch itself in the tree just outside our window.

Camera time!

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Chillicothe

On Saturday I headed down to Chillicothe with my son. Chillicothe has a long historical tradition, being a major location for the Hopewell Culture. Just to the east are the mountains (hills) that appear on the Great Seal of the State of Ohio. It was also Ohio’s first state capitol.

First we visited Mound City; then we climbed Sugarloaf.

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Footprints in Time

Last month I wrote about barefoot references in The Old Ways — A Journey on Foot, written by Robert Macfarlane, a wonderful description of hiking in (among other places) the Outer Hebrides.

It also had a description of ancient fossil footprints that keep appearing on the beach in Formby (near Liverpool).

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Desquamation

In the Wall Street Journal article that I wrote about last Saturday, Bare Feet, Gyms, and Treadmills, there was one quote there that really struck me oddly.

So I decided to investigate further.

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