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October 17, 2017

 Brandywine Falls, from the lower observation deck

Brandywine Falls is easily accessible from several trails located in Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Sagamore Hills, OH.  Trailhead parking for the Brandywine Gorge Loop Trail is located at 8176 Brandywine Road, Sagamo...

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...

October 5, 2017

 Alpha Pass Trail, McConnell's Mill State Park, Portersville, PA - leading to Alpha Falls

McConnell's Mill State Park in Portersville, PA, hosts a number of interesting and historic sites, including a historic grist mill that provides demonstrations throughout the summe...

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 17, 2017

Last year, I set a goal of completing the NCTA Hike 100 Challenge.  I blew it out of the park, and ended up with 200 miles on the North Country Trail in 2016.  I wasn't going to work towards that again in 2017, but the NCTA came out with a different patch, so I had to...

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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