30 Sept, 2016
This website is being
reconstructed and revised
If you bookmarked links,
you may eventually want to
renew them (or not).
But not yet.
Spiriteaglehome was removed without our knowledge in June 2016 while we were in Canada and Alaska. That was probably the best thing that's happened to it in 5 years and it would be funny if not for the time and energy necessary to rebuild it. It forced us to pay attention and make some decisions:
Do we want to reestablish the entire site? Or any of it?
Do we want to modify it?
Do we want to add or subtract anything?
The answers will eventually be determined.
The site was originally intended for hikers; especially for those interested in long distance hiking. A lot of the information here was and is aimed specifically at people who intend to hike (or who have already hiked) one of the long trails, whether the Appalachian Trail, the Pacific Crest Trail, the Continental Divide Trail or any other long trail.
But information is fragile and unless kept current and accurate, becomes useless. Thus some sections of the site have been at least temporarily deleted. There are now information sources that were not available when we originally produced Spiriteaglehome. You should use them.
The Thruhiking Papers are still here and will be updated periodically. Bun Bun will remain and will likely be expanded later. Our Trail Journals and the Archaeological pages are personal and are the main reason we're putting the site back up. They will reappear over the next month or two. Other sections "may" reappear later - that has yet to be determined.
Over the past few years, our interests have grown to include other ways of exploring the world as well. We both have always been fascinated by history, by other cultures and by different ways of looking at the world. That interest has focused on Native American history, in the form of rock art (petroglyphs and pictographs) and archaeological sites (Indian mounds, cliff dwellings, etc.) We've visited hundreds of archaeological sites in our attempt to understand a little about the people who lived here long before us. This has taken us to some really interesting and exciting places, as widely separated as Florida and Alaska; as California and Newfoundland.
As outdoor people, we also love to get as close as possible to the natural world. Primarily this means looking for and watching wildlife, and photographing the beauty of the wilderness and its denizens.
Many of the places we've been combine our two major interests - hiking and archaeology - because some of the best sites are located in the backcountry, well away from paved roads and/or civilization.
If your interests coincide with ours, then welcome. If you're not a hiker, or if you're not interested in history and archaeology, then you can at least look at a few pretty pictures.
In any case, we hope you enjoy what's here. We have enjoyed putting it together.