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 […]
Forest bathing – it might sound a bit wacky and actually, it involves no bathing, but it is a practice well-known in Japan and catching on here in the U.S. Basically, forest bathing is called “shinrin-yoku” in Japan and means “taking in the forest.” It can be a short walk, a longer hike involving over-night […]
Hikers and runners know how important good socks can be. Without good socks, blisters, wounds and raw spots can develop and even cause long-term foot issues. Socks are also the number one requested item by the homeless according, to many sources. For the past two years, the Rachel Carson Trails Conservancy (full disclaimer here – […]
How many miles will you hike in 2019?
One of my goals was to record all of the miles that I hiked in 2019. I’m big on notebooks and journals. Maybe it has to do with being a journalist. I accumulate them, but rarely use them all. I started keeping a spreadsheet mid-last year to track my mileage, but gave it up after […]
I have a friend who says there is no bad weather for being outdoors, just people who don’t know how to dress for bad weather. I disagree. I HATE cold weather. But I LOVE being outdoors. Sometimes it is really hard to come to terms with these two things. I try to get outside every […]