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 … [Continue reading] about Forest bathing
Last year at this time, I posted about playing in the mud and my 18-mile Homestead Challenge, one of the Rachel Carson Trails Conservancy hikes. I said that we should all play in the mud now and then to stay young at heart. When I said "mud," little … [Continue reading] about Play in the mud….part 2
I will carry you… Taking on a challenge to help others with their challenges can be an amazing experience. It seems so many folks that I know are facing cancer challenges. Others are facing other difficult trials. On Saturday, June 22nd, Paul … [Continue reading] about Hiking for a reason….
I receive emails every day from various resources on a number of items related to hiking, getting outdoors, etc. Of course, I don't read them all - if only I had all that time! But they are valuable when I'm looking for new equipment, tips and … [Continue reading] about Using your resources
We all hike for various reasons – to get exercise, to get outdoors, to enjoy nature, spend time with family and friends. Most of us probably do it for at least more than one reason. One of the best parts of hiking for me is the sights and sounds … [Continue reading] about Where the eagle soars