Bristlecone, Glacier, & Alpine Lakes Loop Trails, GBNP

Hiking at Great Basin National Park, Nevada

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Car Camping Tacoma Edition

I normally car camp in Addie (my Toyota 4Runner), but for my 2018 solo road-trip I was in Dad’s TRD PRO Tacoma and I learned very quickly what works for one does not work for the other. ¬†The bed of the Tacoma is completely full (when I say completely full I mean the entire bed…

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Spring Mill State Park

Spring Mill State Park is half nature hiking – half history lesson. It kind of reminds me of Cades Cove in Great Smoky Mountain National Park with it’s grist mill, however, Spring Mill State Park includes a whole Pioneer Town along with its grist mill. I have been to Spring Mill before and walked through…

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Windmill Island Gardens

Have you ever seen those pictures on Instagram of thousands and thousands of tulips? If the pictures were from the United States it was most likely of Windmill Island Gardens and their annual Tulip Festival. Every May, during the festival, over a hundred thousand tulips bloom in every color and shape imaginable. Jess and I…

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Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve

After backpacking in Zaleski State Forest, my plan was to camp for two nights at Hocking Hills State Park and hike the trails. I had been forewarned that Hocking Hills gets crowded, what I failed to understand was that it is not the normal state park crowd level, it is National Park crowd level, which…

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Zaleski State Forest

I have been chomping at the bit for over a year to go on my first backpacking trip. I’ve even had the gear to do so for a year. But plans¬† kept falling apart for various reasons. Well, last week I finally did it! Mountain Chicks Ohio put together a mini backpacking trip through Zaleski…

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