I recently learned that calls prompting wilderness search and rescue missions in the United States have been rapidly increasing over the last 3 years. For years, these types of operations had been initiated when a hiker did not show up or report in by a given time. Now they’re on the upswing thanks to the […]
It seems like it was yesterday when I was talking about the end of daylight saving time for the year and getting ready for the winter ahead. Yet, I find myself just a few months later with the start of daylight saving time just a few days away. Obviously the start of daylight saving time […]
As I mentioned in one of my previous posts, Backpacking in Shenandoah National Park, I have a little bit of experience rubbing noses with the famous Appalachian Trail. Unfortunately, I haven’t had the opportunity to hike its entirety (perhaps one day), but I certainly like hearing about other hikers’ experiences with the trail.
It’s kind of been an unspoken goal of mine to visit a national park every single year on vacation. It all began in 2004 when I visited Grand Canyon National Park, Zion National Park, and Bryce Canyon National Park. So far this year, I’ve been to Denali National Park and Kenai Fjords National Park. You […]