“Stop what you’re doing and pay attention to me.” – the woods

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

Get Outside, Connect and Keep your man card

Tossing, turning, and restless is an understatement to describe last night. I struggled to shut off my thoughts that were keeping me from a peaceful sleep. I knew there was only one way I would be able to settle my mind. I had to face my thoughts, realize what I was thinking was "okay," and … Continue reading Get Outside, Connect and Keep your man card

People and the Outdoors is a Healthy Combination

Speaking negatively about a person says nothing about them, and everything about the person speaking. It takes no courage to sit behind a digital screen while hen pecking criticism or slander about someone you don’t know. If you’re reading this then you’re on social media and you’ve seen, read or even faced what I’m talking … Continue reading People and the Outdoors is a Healthy Combination

Camp HBF Journal Day #1 – Location

When I was a kid I enjoyed going out to our yard and building forts using a large piece of army canvas my father had around the garage. I would tie it off to a tree, stretch out the corners, and stake them down. When it was finished it was oddly shaped but served its purpose. … Continue reading Camp HBF Journal Day #1 – Location

Man’s Best Friend and the Lessons We Learn

I had a mini Schnauzer and I have to say he was the best dog. Most of time when you see pictures of people hiking with their dog it's a big one. Many ads in magazines, for some reason, feature hikers or backpackers with a lab of some sort. But you don't see many mini … Continue reading Man’s Best Friend and the Lessons We Learn