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Why I chose the MSR Hubba Hubba NX and love it. It is a great backpacking tent. It's light weight, roomy, and durable.

MSR Hubba Hubba NX review

When searching for a backpacking tent, there are so many options. It can be overwhelming. There are many variables to take into consideration. Weight, materials, how many season the tent is good for, and how much room it has, are all things to consider. And… Read More »MSR Hubba Hubba NX review

Backpacking the Ouachita Trail from Highway 298 to Highway 7, is my favorite part of the OT because of its beautiful views and vistas.

Ouachita Trail – Section Nine

Arkansas has several long-distance trails, with the longest ones being the Ouachita Trail and the Ozark Highlands Trail. But if you cannot take two to three weeks off from work or simply don’t have the energy to thru-hike, there are many lovely trailheads along the… Read More »Ouachita Trail – Section Nine

What's in my pack? What I take backpacking, and lessons I've learned on the trail.

What’s in my pack?

One of the main mistakes many novice backpackers make is carrying too much weight. In Cheryl Strayed’s book “Wild,” her pack was well over the recommended weight. She states in her book that she didn’t see anything she brought as unnecessary. On my first backpacking… Read More »What’s in my pack?

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