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Hiking the South Mount Elbert Trail – the highest peak in the Rocky Mountains at 14,433.

South Mount Elbert Trail

An easy 14er? OK, that’s an oxymoron. An “easier” 14er is probably the best description for the South Mount Elbert Trail. Also known as the Mount Elbert East Ridge Trail, it climbs the east ridge to the summit of Mount Elbert, the highest mountain in… Read More »South Mount Elbert Trail

Land Between the Lakes – a National Recreation Area in Kentucky and Tennessee rich with history and natural beauty.

Land Between the Lakes

Sometimes you can have the perfect trip planned out and then the weather doesn’t cooperate. And there’s no rain check. So what do you do? You go anyway and adventure in the rain. Last fall, Hike Like A Woman sister Annie and I planned a… Read More »Land Between the Lakes

Exploreing Palo Duro Canyon State Park in the panhandle of Texas. A wonderful adventure park that offers a unique experice in the desert.

Palo Duro Canyon State Park

Driving along across the high plains of west Texas I take in the vastness that spreads out in every direction. Not quite going the speed limit, because this Arkansan still can’t believe a two-lane highway can have a 70-mile-an-hour speed limit (don’t hate me Texans!).… Read More »Palo Duro Canyon State Park

Black Fork Mountain Trail in southwest Arkansas, near the Oklahoma border, is a great long day hike or overnight backpacking trip for those who want to escape the crouds.

Hiking Black Fork Mountain Trail

Black Fork Mountain stretches from Arkansas into Oklahoma just north of Queen Wilhelmina State Park in the Ouachita National Forest. The trail offers spectacular views, unique forests, and historic places. Black Fork Mountain Trail is great for a long day hike or an overnight backpack.… Read More »Hiking Black Fork Mountain Trail

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

Getting lost in the woods looking for waterfalls in Richland Creek Wilderness Area in north Arkansas looking for some waterfalls was one of my best days.

Lost at Richland Creek

Have you ever had a trip that didn’t go as planned, but you ended up having a wonderful time anyway? That is how this last weekend went for me and my friends at Richland Creek. I also had to eat crow because I swore my… Read More »Lost at Richland Creek

Hiking the Charlton Trail in southwest Arkansas, a great day hike.

Hiking the Charlton Trail

If you are looking for an awesome day hike within a short distance of Hot Springs National Park, it is not hard to find a trail. You can narrow it down by what you want to see, like a waterfall, the lake, beautiful woods, or… Read More »Hiking the Charlton Trail

Hiking the Caddo Bend Trail at Lake Ouachita State Park in southwest Arkansas. A lovely four-mile hike.

Hiking the Caddo Bend Trail

One of my favorite hikes around the Hot Springs, Ark., area is the Caddo Bend Trail at Lake Ouachita State Park. This four-mile loop showcases the beauty of the forest that blankets the Ouachita Mountains. It also showcases the beauty of Lake Ouachita. The Caddo… Read More »Hiking the Caddo Bend Trail

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, a great vacation for the adventurer. Sea kayaking, backpacking, hiking are a few of the some activities at the park.

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan is more beautiful than words can describe. It’s also an excellent destination for the adventurer. With kayaking, backpacking, fishing, ice climbing, and backcountry skiing, the park will not leave you bored. Lagena and I spent… Read More »Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Camping, hiking, backpacking, and exploring Olympic National Park.

Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park, three parks in one Traveling to Olympic National Park is like getting three parks in one. You can explore beaches on the Pacific Ocean. You can hike through giant moss covered trees in a rain forest. And you can climb mountain peaks… Read More »Olympic National Park

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