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Saturday Comic

Since it’s still near the start of school, let’s go with another comic with that standard barefoot trope. This one is from October 5, 1948. It’s from the strip Out Our Way by J. R. Williams.

Out Our Way, October 5, 1948

Out Our Way, October 5, 1948

I still find it odd that growing feet are blamed on going barefoot. It’s as if they’ve never see a puppy before; at that point of adolescence, the feet grow first (and then the kid/puppy grows into them).

 

A Barefoot Perspective

Here’s just a quickie blog entry about a news item from 1955.

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Lobo Canyon

I’m still writing up my stay at El Malpais, so this hike covers August 14. It was a visit to Lobo Canyon in the Cebolla (“Onion”) Wilderness and included seeing the Lobo Petroglyphs.

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Tayloring a Hike

I’m now up to August 12. Sorry it’s taking so long, but I’m busy adventuring.

Today I climbed Mt. Taylor.

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Saturday Comic

Here’s a continuation of last week’s Wallace the Brave (written by Will Henry), where it is time for school to start up. It appeared July 3, 2015.

Wallace the Brave, July 3, 2015

Wallace the Brave, July 3, 2015

I think a lot of kids wouldn’t mind school so much if they could just go barefoot.

 

False Promontory Syndrome

It’s now the next day, August 11. On my agenda: the Narrows Rim Trail. The Narrows is not a narrow gap through sandstone bluffs, but instead it’s an area were the flat border between the bluffs and the lava beds is narrow.

In most places, the eroding sandstone has put a layer of sand over the lava on the edge or the lava didn’t extend all the way to the sandstone bluffs. But at the Narrows, it comes right up to the edge.

And it makes for a spectacular hike.

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Lova da Lava

My hike for August 10 was a visit to Lava Falls. This is a 1.2 mile loop into the lava beds at El Malpais.

Was I going to do it barefoot? What do you think?

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