“Well, I learned something new on this trip,” Cat said as she watched Brandon hoist his backpack to his bent knee before pausing to swing it onto his back.
“That’s the thing about backpacking,” I said. “Every trip, you learn new things.” read more
One by one, the trails you love to hike are being closed by overcrowding. And as more of those trails close, people flock to the other trails high on your list — and those become closed as well.
You need a new strategy, to start looking at new places to explore. Places like your own neighborhood. read more
The weekend is almost upon us. Not something that normally needs pointing out on a Friday, but then these aren’t normal times. But one thing does remain oddly normal: the natural world. And this weekend’s forecast lives up to the adage for the just-ended month of March: In like a lion, out like a lamb. On the weekend horizon, sunny skies, temperatures around 70, and spring thrumming along as usual. read more