Bristlecone, Glacier, & Alpine Lakes Loop Trails, GBNP

Hiking at Great Basin National Park, Nevada

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Lincoln State Park

On July 4th, I checked another Indiana state park off my bucket list, Lincoln State Park! What better state park to check off on a day that celebrates our country’s independence than one named after one of our presidents? Fun Fact: President Abraham Lincoln lived in southern Indiana from the age of 7 to 21.…

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Whitewater Memorial State Park

This past Saturday I needed to go to Cincinnati, Ohio but wanted to get some hiking in on the way. I settled on Whitewater Memorial State Park as it is located near the Ohio border only 30 minutes out of my way. One of my goals for 2018 is to visit every state park in…

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Yellowwood State Forest

The first time I went to Yellowwood State Forest was back when I was still in college and my dad told my mom we’d only be gone for a couple hours and would be back in plenty of time for a family dinner she had planned for that evening…..lies. Four hours after we’d started hiking,…

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Rock Cut State Park

Even though the temperature was not expected to rise above 30 degrees, it was windy, and the sun was hiding, Lizzie and I were in need of an adventure and decided to explore Pierce Lake Trail at Rock Cut State Park. Rock Cut State Park is located in northern Illinois about an hour and a…

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Brown County State Park

Brown County State Park is a beautiful state park near Nashville, Indiana that over the last 2 years I had come to loathe. It’s my own fault, I went hiking there so often for 3 years that I made myself sick of it. Also, it draws a HUGE crowd of leaf peepers who make it…

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Griffy Lake Nature Preserve

Highlights of mom and I’s adventure on the North Shore Trail at Griffy Lake Nature Preserve: We almost bypassed the trail-head. The leaves were pretty. There were lots of slopes + it was muddy + I am clumsy = I slid on my rear end…twice. Mom freaked out because there was a rather large snake…

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Amy Weingartner Branigin Peninsula Preserve

I learned about the Amy Weingartner Branigin Peninsula Preserve from another member of the Women Who Hike Indiana Facebook page (if you’re not already a member of Women Who Hike you should definitely check it out – there’s chapters all over the country plus a few overseas). The preserve is located in Monroe County, Indiana…

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Grand Teton NP: Taggart Lake

I love Taggart Lake! It is not my favorite hike, but it is definitely my favorite lake (as of August 2017 – still have lots of exploring to do yet). I got very lucky with the weather and the water was calm, perfect for getting a photo of the mirror reflection of the mountains in…

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Grand Teton NP: Jenny Lake Trail

*It is not safe to hike alone in bear country* The Jenny Lake area offers a plethora of activities. Moose Ponds, Cascade Canyon, and Lake Solitude are a few of the hikes that start from the Jenny Lake Trail. You can also connect to String and Leigh Lake Trails from Jenny Lake.

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