hiking

Why winter hiking rocks. Five reasons why I love hiking in the winter in Arkansas over the summer.

Why winter hiking rocks

I sat on the lakeshore today and watched a bald eagle catch thermals – floating up higher and higher. I love to watch these magnificent birds cruise carelessly along the air currents. Bald eagle spotting is one of many reasons why winter hiking rocks. I… Read More »Why winter hiking rocks

The Harris Creek Trail at Cassatot River State Park in southwest Arkansas is a perfect day hike.

Harris Creek Trail

The main attraction at Cossatot River State Park and Natural Area is obviously the river. Many people come to float the river, fish in the river, and swim in the river. But Cassatot River State Park and Natural Area also has some pretty rad trails.… Read More »Harris Creek Trail

What to wear hiking. The answers to your questions about material, footwear, and how to stay comfortable while out on the trail.

What to wear hiking

When I’ve hiked with friends who are new to hiking, they always would ask me what they should wear. I grew up hiking so I always found this question little odd. I would tell them, “you just wear workout clothes or just something you are… Read More »What to wear hiking

A trip report from Shenandoah National Park, which offers some of the best of the Appalachian Mountains. See where we camped, hiked, and explored.

Shenandoah National Park

I have always heard Shenandoah National Park is more beautiful than words can describe. And it really is, but I’m going to try my hardest to tell you how beautiful it is in this blog post. I have also included many pictures to help show… Read More »Shenandoah National Park

Plan Your Next Date on the Trails! Tips for a Great Hiking Date. Whether it is a first date, or celebrating an anniversary, the outdoors can be an awesome place for a date.

Tips for a Great Hiking Date

As a single woman, I have had many dates in the wilderness. And recently while picking blackberries with a good friend, he asked me if it would make a good date. I answered probably not a first date. “I’m sweaty, dirty, and bloody from the… Read More »Tips for a Great Hiking Date