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  • Hiking
    Day by day, plants and leaves are emerging
    Day by day, plants and leaves are emergingOne way to get an idea about how long it takes for plants to evolve from their winter dormant state to new life is to watch the flowers in your pots. I have one pot that I let go natural from year to year...
  • Hiking the Mount Cutler Trail in Cheyenne Canon near Colorado Springs
    Hiking the Mount Cutler Trail in Cheyenne Canon near Colorado Springs
    The Mount Cutler Trail is an excellent choice for Colorado Springs nature enthusiasts to get a little exercise and enjoy the great outdoors while taking in some great views and photo opportunities. The trail is a short drive for anyone in the city...
  • Darlington Schoolhouse
    Trail Conference moves into new digs
    With the cutting of a ribbon the New York New Jersey Trail Conference realized the fruits of over ten years of dreaming, planning, fundraising and construction to open their new headquarters. The historic Darlington Schoolhouse is now the...
  • Turkey vultures
    Woods are wet as plants come to life in Turkey Run
    The woods after winter is like an empty canvas. Vegetation comes to life in layers on both the ground and in the trees. There is competition for space among the plants and trees and their locations and spatial arrangements are determined by the...
  • Turkey Run Park
    Turkey Run, ‘a vertical slice of the Potomac Gorge ecosystem’
    A favorite park along the George Washington Parkway is Turkey Run.“Turkey Run Park preserves a vertical slice of the Potomac Gorge ecosystem. A unique combination of flora and fauna makes a home in the park's riverbanks, flood terraces,...
  • Mt. Holyoke Range State Park
    Not one peak view, but a bunch
    Mt. Norwottruck rises 1000 feet from the valley with dramatic panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. It is the highest mountain peak in the Holyoke Range at 1,106’. The mountain’s name is from Native Indian derivation.Holyoke...
  • The end
    Sunny spring Sunday weather
    Get out there. Perfect for outdoors and hiking the many Arlington County Virginia parks and trails. Some even connect, so that you can just keep on hiking all that you want. Today’s plan was to hike from Ballston to Lubber Run Park and then...
  • Hiking the Dakota Trail in Garden of the Gods Park, Colorado Springs
    Hiking the Dakota Trail in Garden of the Gods Park, Colorado Springs
    For fans of Garden of the Gods Park interested in viewing the bighorn sheep habitat, the Dakota Trail is a great choice of routes. The trail can be taken as a short out and back or as a loop by including two additional park trails. The trail is...
  • Apple blossoms
    April in Spring on a Saturday woods hike
    Don’t let the warm weather fool you, the woods is just awakening. There are some very early flowers. Violets are just appearing in the sunny spots. Fiddlesticks are just appearing on the ferns. Mayapples are barely emerging. Leaves are just...
  • Delivery Drone
    Are you safe from spy drones when outdoors?
    It has become obvious that there are hundreds of ways to spy on a person if the person or government agency doing the spying really wants to spy on you. Two items today bring this question even closer to the forefront. Both items are in relation...
  • Oconee Waterfall Map
    Interactive Oconee County Waterfall Map - A Review
    Aside from only listing 23 Oconee County waterfalls (there are a number of other nice waterfalls that were omitted), this site interesting, useful and reasonably well-done . You need to visit and just play around. Created by Story Map, you can...
  • Taking a hike
    Enjoy a hike at Brooker Creek Preserve
    Tampa area residents looking for a quiet place totake a walk willenjoy the hiking trails andEnvironmental Education Center at Brooker Creek Preservein Tarpon Springs, Florida.The award-winningBrooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education...
  • Gore Mountain
    Plenty woods, waterfalls, and vistas
    The winding trail to the Gore Mountain summit reveals many of the mountains hidden secrets from its sparkling streams, a beautiful reservoir and its mining history. The trail passes through many forest types of hardwoods at its base to the summits...
  • Silver Comet Trail Atlanta GA
    Sweat it up over hiking in Atlanta
    Hiking in Atlanta is not just for the fitness enthusiast. Whether an amateur that enjoys a good hike with friends or a professional with a team in tow, a metro area like Atlanta has enough trails within the city limits that you don't have to...
  • Jake's Mexican Salsa is great to take on your camping, hiking or fishing trip!
    New favorite snack for camping, hiking and fishing
    When you go camping, fishing, or hiking, isn't it always great to have your favorite snacks with you? What good is a bad day of fishing, or a hike harder than you thought it might be, or being in your tent in the evening with nothing to snack...
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