It’s been an interesting year already, especially when it comes to the weather. I was 4 hours south in Virginia in January and it was colder there then back home in north east Pennsylvania. 2 weeks ago I was backpacking in the Delaware State Forest and the temperature got down to 19F overnight, but by […]Read More Waterfall Hunting
My 2017 started with me working… boring. However, working on New Years Day earned me a floating day off which I took last Thursday (my weekends are Friday & Saturday) giving me a 3 day weekend. I wanted my first weekend of 2017 to be a trip instead of just a hike. I figured, since it […]Read More Scouting Shenandoah
The end of the year is always so hectic, with holidays and weather pecking away at spare time. It feels like I just posted about returning to Overlook Mountain last week.. but it was in October! So, here is what I’ve been up to. Another Maine Road Trip In 2015 I did a solo October […]Read More 2016 Wrap Up
The Catskill Mountains… one of my favorite places to hike. Back in January I headed out to Woodstock, NY with a couple friends to hike Overlook Mountain. We had heard of the old hotel ruins near the top and wanted to check them out. Being that is was January it was a little cold, kind […]Read More Return to Overlook Mountain, NY
As a hiker and a backpacker I’m always looking to improve my gear, whether that means it is lighter or more durable or even that is multi-purpose and cuts down on the amount of gear I need. Over the years I’ve re-evaluated almost all of my gear. I’ve switched from a tent to a hammock, […]Read More The Evolution of Gear – Camp Stoves
The summer just flew by. Even though I’ve been out hiking, kayaking and camping all year, it feels like I haven’t done much! So, since I worked on Labor Day I took my 3 day weekend this past week. With my normal days off being Fridays and Saturdays I decided to take Thursday off and […]Read More 3 Days: Hammock Camping Under a Harvest Moon
This was supposed to be the year I got out and did some multi-day backpacking trips. I thought by this point I would have 3 or 4 under my belt. Unfortunately, the weather never panned out for the days I could go… that is, until this past weekend. My normal days off are Fridays and […]Read More Backpacks, Hammocks and Coyotes
Bradys Lake is a 229 acre man made lake located in Monroe County, Pennsylvania. This is the 3 rd time I’ve kayaked here and haven’t been disappointed yet. The lake is very secluded, and sits 3 miles off the nearest main road in the middle of State Game Lands. On this trip I tried out […]Read More Video: Kayaking Bradys Lake
What is known as “America’s Best Idea” turns 100 today! The National Parks Service was created August, 25 1916 and now oversees more than 400 sites, including reserves, preserves, historic sites and parks. I’ve been fortunate enough to visit some of these great sites like Acadia National Park and Assateague Island National Seashore. To celebrate the […]Read More Happy 100th Birthday National Park Service!!
Before this past week I hadn’t seen a single Black Bear in 2016. Then at Trough Creek State Park I came across one who was thoroughly investigating a picnic area and could not care less that I was 30 feet away watching him. So, on Saturday 8.20.16 I went kayaking at Shohola Marsh Reservoir in Pike County, […]Read More Kayaking With a Black Bear… Seriously!