There is something truly wonderful about sand dunes. Once you’re near them it’s hard to leave. They draw you in with their softness and lull you into slowing down. They are in a constant state of flux that seems to happen in slow motion. I’ve always found dunes enticing and the Indiana Dunes were pulling at me to explore.
One of the best ways to prepare for a backpacking trip is to do a shakedown trip or two. Especially if you will be tackling a lot of miles with a group. Shakedowns give you time to hone your personal and group gear down to what you really need. It offers the chance to learn … Continue reading #Latergram: Weekend Shakedown
Journaling is a wonderful way to slow down and reflect on any experience. It can be used to record statistics and observations. To capture impressions and feelings. Keeping a hiking journal can combine any one of those or all of the facts and emotions around your hiking experiences. But first an admission I hate to … Continue reading Hiking Journals