Black Lives Matter. Period. As I sat down several times in the past few days to write a post, I kept finding myself with absolutely nothing to share. How does a person begin to put into words the pain that death brings? One death ripples across communities and in rare cases across the globe. The … Continue reading Stop. Listen.
One of the great things about hiking is that you get to see places that not everyone visits. This leads to the opportunity to hone your observation skills. Whether your passion is an epic sunrise, birding, foraging or finding that hidden waterfall, there is something for everyone. In the last month, I've found that my … Continue reading Microadventure Series : Photo Safari
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