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Old 06-16-2012, 08:26 AM   #21
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Cool. Thanks for noticing.

I love my paths too. Some of them look a bit more natural than others, but I think they all can pass. There are also some in more wilder areas that have closed up on me...one on a natural terrace that will bridge the woodland with the meadow...and the other through the woodland (that is still in an early-to-mid-stage of succession). Once I get things planted right, and keep those open, I hope to be able to walk (for exercise) various loops throughout the property without it getting tiresome or feeling silly. I stroll the paths as is and enjoy visiting various things I've planted. The more I plant the more I'll have to see...so, maybe a fast paced walk will never be in the picture.

Leave it to me to turn a one word post into a long ramble, but one more thing that I've been wanting to ask for a while now: When does a path become a trail?
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Thanks for sharing your big picture photos with us, dap and linrose. You both have such beautiful properties! I'm just trying to rehabilitate a half and acre - if I had that much land to keep on top of I think my head would explode.
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Thanks for sharing your big picture photos with us, dap and linrose. You both have such beautiful properties!
Thank you.

I'm expecting it to look much more beautiful in the coming years. I've a long way to go...and don't forget, sometimes the big picture hides the issues we are really dealing with.

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If you want to share any "big picture" photos you have, feel free. I feel anything more than a close up can qualify as the big picture. I'm sure your half acre will be beautiful (if it is not already). Smaller spaces have their own charms.
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- if I had that much land to keep on top of I think my head would explode.
Yes, sometimes it can make my head spin, but at least it hasn't exploded yet. Keep all of that in mind when my posts get a bit...er...quirky (that *might* do). It is probably my way of keeping my head from exploding.
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Yes, sometimes it can make my head spin, but at least it hasn't exploded yet. Keep all of that in mind when my posts get a bit...er...quirky (that *might* do). It is probably my way of keeping my head from exploding.


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A path less traveled becomes a trail once it's worn through to a dirt surface.
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A path less traveled becomes a trail once it's worn through to a dirt surface.

Hmm....I hadn't thought of that.

I did take the path less travelled.

Anyway, I'm still wanting to call my paths trails whether they are worn through or not!
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A path less traveled becomes a trail once it's worn through to a dirt surface.
Dapjwy asks what I interpret to be a rhetorical philosophical question; and Havalotta responds with an in-depth real world, yet philosophical, answer.

A one line question. A one line answer. So much said.

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Dapjwy asks what I interpret to be a rhetorical philosophical question; and Havalotta responds with an in-depth real world, yet philosophical, answer.

A one line question. A one line answer. So much said.

Sometimes the simplest conversations here at WG are just plain fascinating!
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Your response just elevated the whole question!
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Although related to graphing...
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A trail is a walk in which all the edges are distinct. A closed trail has been called a tour or circuit, but these are not universal, and the latter is often reserved for a regular subgraph of degree two. Glossary of graph theory - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
...I feel my "paths" fit the definition of a trail...being that they are closed circuits along our property.

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According to the Seattle Parks and Recreation: The Trails Program FAQ website:
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A path usually has a hard surface (i.e. asphalt, cement), while a trail"s surface is packed earth, crushed rock, or wood chips.
Hmmm...
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