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August 22, 2018

I love being in the outdoors.  I love sharing my passion for the outdoors with others.  Most of all, I love what the outdoors does for me.  The outdoors is peacefulness, mindfulness, and serenity when life is stressful.

The only loud music is the singing of th...

December 28, 2017

Camelback Mountain in Phoenix, Arizona, is known for its remarkable views and grueling hikes.  The majority of the trail is rated Extremely Difficult, and you can believe it - the Summit Trail from the Echo Canyon Trailhead is no easy feat!

However, even the least darin...

November 13, 2017

 Lily Pond Circle Trail parking lot, McCollum Road, Mill Creek Metroparks, Youngstown, OH

The Lily Pond Circle Trail in Mill Creek Metroparks, Youngstown, OH, is a Class 1/Easy, 0.25 mile flat, handicapped accessible trail that circles Lily Pond.  The trail boasts two s...

November 7, 2017

 Hell's Hollow Trail (to the right); North Country Trail (to the left)

The Hell's Hollow Trail in McConnell's Mill State Park can be accessed from the Hell's Hollow Parking Lot on Shaffer Road in Portersville, PA (for directions, click here).  This 0.5 mile, out and bac...

October 10, 2017

 Kinzua Bridge State Park interpretive trail to Skywalk

There are only 3 trails in the 339-acre Kinzua Bridge State Park. The easiest is the Skywalk - from the Visitor's Center, follow the paved pathway to the railroad trestles and over the valley to the Observation Dec...

September 25, 2017

                   A shot from inside the castle

Depending on which trail you take, this hike could be considered a Class 1/Easy (Bridle Trail) to a Class 3/Difficult (Castle Valley Trail, parts of the Squire's Lane Trail), b...

September 15, 2017

Have you heard the news?!?  There's a new book coming out, currently scheduled for the end of October, 2017, named How to Hike and NOT Die - Fundamentals for the Novice Hiker.  The book provides all the basic information everyone new to the outdoors needs to know befor...

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