Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge

So I definitely realized just now as I was verifying the spelling that I have been calling Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge the wrong name….I’ve been calling it Muskatuck…whoops….anyways….I have learned that I really dislike humidity. Not only does it turn my hair into a frizzy, bushy, hot mess of a beast, it also makes me…

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Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore: Cowles Bog Trail

Cowles Bog Trail is part of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. It is also a National Natural Landmark because of the rich diversity of plants and animals that inhabit it. I first heard about this trail from another Women Who Hike member who said it was a must do. I added it to my bucket…

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Great Smoky Mountains NP: Cades Cove

Cades Cove is a valley located near the Townsend entrance of Great Smoky Mountain National Park on the Tennessee side. There is a campground and an 11 mile scenic drive. I love that the road is one way and has a bunch of pull offs on either side so you can stop and look at…

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Cuyahoga Valley NP: Beaver Marsh

Beaver Marsh has been transformed many times over the last century and a half. It started as a wetland, then during the 1900s it was drained and turned into a dairy farm and then into an auto repair / salvage yard. In 1984, after a group from the Sierra Club cleaned the area up, beavers…

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Theodore Roosevelt NP: South Unit

We saw an incredible amount of wildlife while in the South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. It was so much fun! Our first stop was at the Prairie Dog Town before the Skyline Vista pullout along the 36 Mile Scenic Loop Drive. I had only ever seen Prairie Dogs at the zoo before; it…

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