How I learned to Tie My Shoes at 32

Posted on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 by Travel_and_Outdoors

For the last few weeks I have been preparing for my first backpacking trip. I'll be hiking 20 miles in Big Sur. I have borrowed most of the gear that I will need, since this is only my first time, and I’m not sure when the next time will be. The one thing that I did decide to invest in is a good pair of . . . more »

It All Starts With a Walk In The Woods

Posted on Friday, January 18, 2013 by Travel_and_Outdoors

A Walk in the Woods If, for you, January weather lends itself more to sitting and reading than tackling the great outdoors, here are my favorite hiking stories to tide you over until warmer weather. Having on many occasions bitten off more than I can chew when it comes to physcial endeavors, I appreciate Bill Bryson's every man approach to hiking the Appalachian Trail. Hike 2,100 miles? And why not? . . . more »