An Overnighter with a Pack of Coyotes

A lot of photos were taken over the last 24 hours of our overnight adventure. But I chose this one to share as I feel it depicts our time in the woods well. One word...peaceful. This was our view the entire time. No one around. Not even the sounds of traffic could be heard. At … Continue reading An Overnighter with a Pack of Coyotes

The Outdoors is Worth the Discomfort

The sun bounced off the water reflecting back into my eyes causing me to squint and look away but for a moment. A light breeze blew from the west rustling the leaves in the tree above me that provided much-needed shade on a hot humid day. I set my pack down on the ground next … Continue reading The Outdoors is Worth the Discomfort

It’s only rain…

Have you ever found yourself with someone who constantly complains? Never satisfied with the moment. Always griping. You know the type. I usually find myself wanting to walk away as quick as I can before they begin their journey down the complaint causeway. At times I'll even avoid a constant complainer stealthfully hiding in the … Continue reading It’s only rain…

#CLX2019 – The “C” is for Connecting in Community

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