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 […]
Sand, er, shake up your hike…
Four or five days a week, I walk/hike the same 5.1 path in a beautiful park nearby. Then once or twice a week, a take a longer hike with a good friend or my husband – sometimes at the same park, sometimes a different location. And every once in a while, I get to […]
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 […]
Closed trail – that means you!
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 member of […]
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 […]