This May, after wrapping up exams and coursework, I set off on an epic new adventure – a three-week solo backpacking trip on the Appalachian Trail (AT). I felt drawn to nature, to clean air and wildlife, to green trees, and to the Appalachian mountains that feel so much like home. As John Muir put […]
Backpacking In Pennsylvania
How often can you say that you’ve been to one of the last original forests in America that has been perfectly preserved? Not very often! Cook Forest is the oldest old-growth forest in Pennsylvania and is about a 2 hour drive from where I live in NW Pennsylvania. This forest is absolutely one of my […]
Jacob Corley says: “The major driver for my work is that I want the average person to feel confident enough in their own body that they can do whatever they want with their life. Whether it be running a marathon, going on a hike, or playing with their kids on the floor without pain—I want to give them that freedom.”
Mile 194.4 – 270.4, 5/20-5/24 Day 19: 6 miles Hamburg, PA to Windsor Furnace Shelter We left the hotel rather late, which was fine since Devin had to wait for the Post Office to open anyway. We went into the Port Clinton Barbershop, where the owner allows hikers to hang out. He even gives out […]
Curating in a land of spectacular and diverse environments OutsideThe final list of the best parks in each state is very extensive. To do this, I sought recommendations from my colleagues and searched high and low for places that would showcase the natural features of the area – steep cliffs, lush river valleys or vast […]
Adventurer. Lover of Dogs. Good Time Haver. While attending college at West Virginia University, I had a new group of neighbors move in my sophomore year. I had my doubts about this rowdy group at first, but after just a couple weeks we became great friends. We would talk about exploring, go hiking, take Spring […]
In a land of spectacular and diverse environments, curating Outside& # 39; s final list of the best park in every state is a big order. To do this, I asked for recommendations from my colleagues and searched high and low for the place that exemplifies the natural features of the region – whether it's […]
CRACKERSPORT, PENNSYLVANIA – One of the chief pleasures of backpacking is being wrapped up in a good book and a warm sleeping bag at the same time–but miles on the hoof often make for quick reads! But local backpacker Keira Wormald found one worth losing sleep over on her weekend jaunt.
Hey all! Thanks for being patient with me as it’s been a while since my last blog. It’s been more challenging to find “free time” in towns than expected. I added the air quotes because I realize it’s all free time out here. But, hiking is hard work, and when I go to town, I […]
Whether your man loves technology, the outdoors, or fashion, Amazon has amazing products to choose from for Father’s Day. My husband loves Amazon. He enjoys being able to see a ton of options at his fingertips without ever needing to leave our home. And he’s the one who’s on Amazon more than me! I’m always […]
These Memorial Day jaunts were meant to do routes that are rarely done and that are off-the-beaten-path. The Baker Trail was an adventure of the right sort in the series.
It’s been another week where my miles have been somewhat tapered by afternoon thunderstorms and the Pennsylvania rocks. I know I could do more most afternoons, but I also know myself well enough to know that I’m way happier waking up, getting in my miles, then sitting in a mostly dry shelter reading while I […]
[NOTE: I’ve blogged all these “how-to” posts before, but am gonna re-run them on occasion, since folks may have missed them, and many of them have been updated or expanded since they were first posted.] When most people think of “RV camping”, they immediately picture the advertising images of people sitting in lawn chairs next […]
I know I’m late for this one, but I just didn’t have time to do it before now, and then I saw “Bipolar Barb”‘s answers and got inspired. This is one of my favorite topics, so please forgive me!!! Welcome to Question Fun The Twice Weekly Game! An easy game, and more so if you […]
I am going to be shortening the format on the blog entries for a while as my season is picking up and i won’t have as much time to blog every outing. Plus, for the section hikes I do with Fielden Stream, I’ve been making videos, which capture the experience easily as well if not […]