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 did I know that this year’s hike […]
Dirty hiking shoes? What next?
Oh no. Those favorite hiking shoes. You looked everywhere for them, tried dozens and finally found The.Perfect.Hiking.Shoe. And then they start getting worn, muddy and well, tired. I know how painful it can be when you are trying to decide – to clean or throw away. I was just there in June after […]
What’s in your pack?
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 miles), trail snacks (more about […]