1,800 miles 1,800 Miles One thousand eight hundred miles. That is how many miles I hiked/walked in 2021. A feat (or should I say “feet”) that I’m quite proud of. However, that wasn’t my original goal. That would be 2021 – yes, one mile for each year. It was part of an initiative by Pittsburgh-based […]
Free outdoor programming!
Over the Hill Hikers may be able to take advantage of our “maturity” with discounts on programming, services and products – like these free programs from Venture Outdoors located here in Pittsburgh. (For those of you not lucky enough to live in the Tri-State area, check you own local area and I bet you will […]
Celebrate National Public Lands Day!
Saturday, September 28 is National Public Lands Day. You can celebrate in so many ways – and all National Parks are free! Here are a few photos at Hurricane Ridge in the Olympics during our recent visit to Washington. For more information for ideas to celebrate National Public Lands Day, visit: https://www.nps.gov/subjects/npscelebrates/public-lands-day.htm
Want to join the 2,000 Miler Club?
Most hikers have heard of the Appalachian Trail – often referred to as the “AT.” The Appalachian Trail is the grand lady of the east, traversing 14 states and approximately 2,192 miles from Springer Mountain, Georgia to Mount Katahdin, Maine. It is also one of the most popular trails; according to the Appalachian Trail organization, […]
Namaste…how yoga can help your hiking.
Hiking in of itself is a great exercise, but other exercises can also help strengthen not only your body and mind, but they can help you improve your hiking and balance. Yoga is my favorite “other exercise.” I practice yoga two to five times a week in addition to hiking as much as I can. […]