As the sun broke through the clouds during a break in the rain it lit up the trail ahead of me gifting me with a serene view. It was a busy weekend and I needed some time alone to clear my head and prepare for an upcoming trip in the backcountry with our next group … Continue reading The more I do this, the more I love what I do.
Some of you have asked about our recent posts on the HBF Outdoors page and why I've made the decision to put things on hold. Over the last month as I've worked to build HBF Outdoors, LLC. into a business that offers hiking and backpacking, I reached out to some colleagues for their counsel and … Continue reading Conforming led to Compromise
After a great weekend of hiking and teaching knot tying skills as well as the essential items to carry when hiking and backpacking, I find myself thinking about community. In today's culture community has taken on various forms. Social media for many people has replaced real-life community interaction. And while social media can be a … Continue reading #CLX2019 – The “C” is for Connecting in Community
Concerns, raised eyebrows, a questioned look. That is what I'm imagining is on the faces of everyone reading the title to this article who are familiar with #LHX. And you read it right. It's the end of the #LHX project. Maybe someday we'll return to it, to the five-day backpacking adventure on the Laurel Highlands … Continue reading The End of the #LHX Project
When you truly stop and take a break from life and head to the woods. It will teach you something new about yourself every time. It asks only one thing from you; "stop what you're doing and pay attention to me." As I looked at the mountain peak across the valley I thought about what … Continue reading “Stop what you’re doing and pay attention to me.” – the woods