The 10 Most Remarkable Places I’ve Been

10. Slieve Donard. The highest mountain in N. Ireland. A 3,000 ft climb in the unpopulated reserve in Country Down with mountain mists passing by and the expectation of a leprechaun around every turn. I hiked this alone while on business in the country.

9. Monteith’s Brewery, Greymouth, New Zealand.

8. Labrador City, Labrador Canada. An iron mine larger than some states.  Hydroelectric dams large enough to impress Edison. Truly a place beyond all normal scale.

7. Big Bend National Park, Texas

6. The 100 Mile Wilderness and Mt. Katahdin, Maine

5. Watching my high school’s state football championship victory in the Silverdome in 1997.

4. Blanca Peak, Colorado

3. The Pistons vs. the Bulls in Game 1 of the 1990 NBA Playoffs Conference Finals. I still remember the Pistons won 86-77. Michael Jordan and Joe Dumars were the high-scorers. My dad, brother Mike, and I sat some rows up behind the Bulls bench.

2. Franconia Ridge, NH.

1. Lake Kluane, Yukon Territory.



About douglasdouma

I am a husband to beautiful wife, an ordained minister in the Reformed Presbyterian Church - Hanover Presbytery, and founder of Sola - Appalachian Christian Retreat ( In addition to blogging at this site I am the author of The Presbyterian Philosopher - The Authorized Biography of Gordon H. Clark (Wipf&Stock, 2017) and compiling editor of Clark and His Correspondents: Selected Letters of Gordon H. Clark (Trinity Foundation, 2017). I have a bachelor degree in mechanical engineering (University of Michigan), a master's in business administration (Wake Forest University) and a master of divinity (Sangre de Cristo Seminary). I'm an avid hiker, having completed a northbound thru-hike of the Appalachian trail in 2013 and the first 500 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail in 2016.
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