hiking essentials

Trail Treats: Fall Flavored Granola Recipe

Posted on October 12, 2015

Need a healthy and yummy snack for the trail? This granola is easy to make and everybody loves it. I eat variations on this granola most mornings with some greek yogurt and that keeps me full for hiking, running, cutting down trees, picking daisies, or whatever it is I’m doing that day. Also some homemade granola in a nice jar makes a good gift. Follow this easy recipe for some great trail treats for your next hike.

10 Hiking Essentials for a Fall Hike

Posted on October 11, 2015

The weather has cooled off and there is a crispness in the air.  Slowly the trees, shrubs, flowers and grasses are changing colors as they die or become dormant for winter.  But what a sight! Those golds, oranges, maroons, browns, and violets- they are going out with a bang! It’s a great time to hike. It’s beautiful, a contrast to green summer days, and you might not even break a sweat with the chill in the air. But that cool airRead More

The Art of Urban Hiking- How To Adventure in the Heart of Your City

Posted on June 30, 2015

For those of us that need the outdoors just as much as we need water to drink, heading to the mountains, national parks, or just the countryside can cause a time crunch when you’re trying to balance out the rest of your life (ugh, work). Why not go exploring inside your city?

Lost in the Woods

Posted on June 27, 2015

I couldn’t stop scratching my belly. I scratched my left calf. The itch on my neck went off again. Then my elbow. In a quiet symphony of itchiness the surface of my skin buzzed and hummed and kept me awake. I heard my dear friend, MD, still awake too, trying to settle into her sleeping bag. It wasn’t just the bites keeping us awake that night; more than anything it was the reason we had gotten the bites in theRead More