I know that I’ve been tempted – the trail is marked “off limits” or “closed” BUT I want to hike there. I can see that there is an amazing vista just at the top or want to see what is behind that bend. But those signs are there for a reason. As a … [Continue reading] about Closed trail – that means you!
"Just remember, one foot in front of the other, when you are really suffering at the end of the day, just remember, one foot in front of the other. Push through the pain." Doug MacPhail. Doug, 65, has hiked the Rachel Carson Trails Conservancy … [Continue reading] about “One foot in front of the other….”
On a shorter hike (5 miles or less), Paul and I usually just carry a bottle of water or two and maybe a small snack. On longer hikes, we bring more – usually the full hydration pack (which I think is a must for almost any hike over 5 … [Continue reading] about What’s in your pack?
https://hikeitbaby.com/blog/3-reasons-get-on-trail-with-grandparents/ This is a great resource and the information pertains to hiking with children as well. … [Continue reading] about Hiking with Grandchildren
We were all told as children to stay out of the mud. Wash your hands. Take off those dirty shoes before you get the carpet (floor) dirty. But, you know what? As adults, we need to remember to play in the mud. To have some fun. To have some … [Continue reading] about Play in the mud