Me and my Plus 1.

I belong to Adventure Some Women’s Meet-up Group.  We’re based out of York, PA.  Meet-ups are a give and take of anticipation.  You anticipate the amount of people that have RSVP’d and then you anticipate the amount of people that will actually show up.  I believe most people have the best intentions of appearing, especially…

The North Fork Trail at Clinton Lake is…weird.

When I think of Illinois, I think of Chicago.  Then I think of the surrounding areas of Chicago and I think prairie land.  When I think of prairie land, I think of flat and boring.  To my pleasant surprise the North Fork Trail at Clinton Lake is anything but flat and boring.  It’s kinda weird.…

I almost got divorced on Mt. Makiling.

My husband and I spent some time in the Philippines back in January.  Away from the erratic East Coast weather, away from the busy hum of our daily work lives, and away from our beloved dogs (wahhhh!!!!).  Now if you’re thinking “Ooooh, Philippines!  How exotic!”  stop your train of thought by putting a brick wall…

Do the Donut Falls.

I like doughnuts.  I like falls.  Makes sense to go check out Donut Falls located in the Wasatch mountain range of Utah!!!  This hike is a 3.5 mile loop which you can make as easy or as hard as you want to.  The trail up to the falls is nice and flat with little elevation…

Sucky maps suck.  :/

I hike so I can eat pancakes!  Sometimes with peanut butter and honey, sometimes with butter and syrup, sometimes with no cutlery. Nom!  This was my breakfast of choice on a Sunday morning in November as I contemplated that I would be hiking about eight miles to get to the Walls of Jericho and mathematized…

Let’s never grow up!!!

I love introducing people to the outdoors, especially children!!!  Sure I may have been the most awful babysitter in the world when I told my 3 year old niece that we would race to see who could finish their pizza first and, competitive little devil that she is, she started choking in the attempts to…

With a banjo on her knee…

If you were to ask me to describe Alabama in one word, I would promptly answer: FLAT. I grew up in Alaska, Kodiak Island, to be specific.  I was surrounded with mountains throwing “the bird” to the sky, places I could bomb hills riding my banana seat bike so fast my feet couldn’t keep up,…