"Yes, you’re looking for awesome trails, but you’re also looking — on a bigger scale — for corridors of flow, through this network of nodes and edges. Through this network which we’ve been blessed with from the agricultural past and trading past. It’s all there; we just need to find the best ways through it.” –Ash Smith.
"By night two you’re beating yourself up. The incessant voices in your head pleading every possible angle, begging for relief, are worse than the physical discomfort which is gnarly at its own right. Those who finished the race had to endure a third night on nothing more that a short cat nap here and there. By this stage, most people literally start losing their mental faculties. You begin to hallucinate."
This one could be classified as days OFF trails. Servaes and I took a group of friends into the rolling nordic landscapes of the Vercors plateau just South of Grenoble. We used snowshoes and pulkas to explore the frozen landscape for about a week until bad weather forced us to go back home.
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The French concept of “Station de Trail” set up some marked trails in the area of Herbeumont and since I love this concept, I suggested a hangout where we’d check some of them out. It turned into a classic Belgian “Ardennes weekend”, which means beautiful nature, chilling out in small warm rivers, bonfires, barbeques and Belgian beers. A great weekend with very good company! Even after many epic hikes, I still love these hangouts very much. On to the next one!