5 REASONS WHY WE BACKPACK

Backpacking and hiking are the same...right?  Wrong! We shared our 5 reasons why we enjoy hiking, but they are not the same reasons why we like to backpack.  Backpacking takes us on extended hikes over multiple days with camping also included.  WIN WIN! Why would anyone want to fill a backpack with just enough gear … Continue reading 5 REASONS WHY WE BACKPACK

WOMEN WHO INSPIRE

Swamp Walker:  state rifle champion, equestrian, cave exploration team leader and Trailwarrior.   BOLD   TAKE ACTION   CRUSH GOALS I started corresponding with Swamp Walker a few years ago.  She is a participant in the Florida Forest Service Trailwalker program.  The program rewards participants who hike 10 trails in 5 different state forests at … Continue reading WOMEN WHO INSPIRE

BATTLE OF THE SENSES

Most everyone loves waterfalls.   In Florida, they are rare.  We have seen 3 of the natural ones so far.  As with any waterfall, recent rainfall or lack there of, greatly changes the appearance of them.  We was pretty excited this past winter to go hike a short 3 mile trail through floodplain forest, cypress swamps, xeric hammocks, and pine plantations.  This same … Continue reading BATTLE OF THE SENSES

PAST HIKING VENTURES

Below are places we have ventured and found worthy of sharing. We encourage you to visit them and make your own memories.  WICHITA MOUNTAINS  Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge is located in Oklahoma, near Lawton. The Wichitas are approximately 500 million years old.  As we toured the different areas, it was clear why this location is an … Continue reading PAST HIKING VENTURES