Outdoor Research

Outdoor Research

In November 2016, I traveled to Vermont to complete the Long Trail – a trail that has “long” been on my bucket list.  I knew that there might be snow – a few inches at the worst.  What did Robert Burns say about the “best-laid...
Trail Slang- Defined

Trail Slang- Defined

Today we will learn a little about trail vocabulary – “Trail Slang”.  Billy and I tag-teamed writing this blog to provide you with the most comprehensive list of trail lingo.  We encourage you to slip one of these words into your daily language (well...
Sunrise and Smiles

Sunrise and Smiles

While my cat lay inside of my Osprey Pack taking in all of the warmth of the coffee, tea, and hot chocolate, I continued to brew until I filled  8 40 oz. HydroFlask bottles. When I finished, I packed it all up (not the cat) in an emergency blanket for extra heat and...
Hiking the Tahoe Rim Trail

Hiking the Tahoe Rim Trail

If you didn’t already know – I love hiking!  This past month I was able to knock off a hike on my bucket list and in a part of the U.S. I had yet to truly experience – the West Coast! I hiked the Tahoe Rim Trail in California/Nevada July 13-25. It...
Beat up or Cleaned up?

Beat up or Cleaned up?

Two Leave No Trace Educators thoughts on keeping our spaces clean. “We all have a limit to how much mess we can tolerate in our personal space, and that is noticeable in how people treat public spaces. Some people act like it is their space and leave their trash...