by Howard Kepple 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 … [Continue reading] about Where the eagle soars
University Of Rhodes Island TickEncounter Resource Center It’s no secret that ticks are everywhere here in Pennsylvania – and they bring Lyme Disease. PA has the unfortunate honor of having the most confirmed Lyme disease cases of any state. … [Continue reading] about Spring is here and time to head outside….and for ticks
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 collected at the RCTC Winter Hike Socks are also the number one requested item … [Continue reading] about Socks
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA 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 … [Continue reading] about How many miles will you hike in 2019?
Hiking in January at McConnell's Mills 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 … [Continue reading] about Winter Hiking