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Did I Just See a Ghost?

Did I Just See a Ghost?

6 min read

Now, I’ve most certainly heard some things in the wilderness that I can’t explain, but there's plenty of wildlife out there I don’t even know exists. If I hear a screech or a howl that I haven’t heard before, I chalk it up to just another animal crossing my path for the first time. If it's a mating call, then I just make sure my tent is well secured lest some furry rascal comes looking for some interspecies kink, and back off to dreamland I go. 
Mother's Day Gift Ideas: For Adventurous Moms

Mother's Day Gift Ideas: For Adventurous Moms

3 min read

We just celebrated Mother Earth's 50th Anniversary, so it feels only right to continue honoring the other moms in our lives this Mother’s Day.

That's why we've compiled our Top Gift Choices for Adventurous Moms, to encourage a continuously fun and active lifestyle. 

We have listed some really great books as well as our latest favorite items for all nature lovin' moms. 


How to Utilize Your New Down Time

How to Utilize Your New Down Time

3 min read

This pandemic will end and we will all want to go outside. When it does end, have the trip planned that you want. Plan a year in advance if you have to to create the adventure you need: the right trails, the right camping spots, the best places to watch the sunrise. Make your dreams a reality. Now is the time to research, to read up on all those unknown things about the places you have always wanted to go.

 

The Strawbridge Family: they went the distance and plan to do it again

The Strawbridge Family: they went the distance and plan to do it again

2 min read

A long, walking family of six, from Lakeland, Florida, the Strawbridges set out to thru-hike the PCT with their four kids in 2018. They accomplished this feat successfully going SOBO, averaging around 20 miles per day and, facing all the struggles and joy that come with hiking 2,650 miles as a large family.