Backpacking Bucket List

This is my bucket list of some backpacking trails I would love to do. I’m slowly finding more and starting to compile a list of them along with links. If you have any suggestions especially of a good loop or shorter trail please leave a comment! Arkansas Buffalo River Trail California John Muir Trail –Continue reading “Backpacking Bucket List”

John Bryan State Park and Clifton Gorge Nature Preserve; Yellow Springs, Ohio

This weekend I went hiking at John Bryan State Park and Clifton Gorge Nature Preserve in Yellow Springs Ohio with my friend Ester. We began our hike on the Pittsburgh to Cincinnati Stagecoach trail at John Bryan which was an hour drive from Columbus. We learned that we could turn our hike into one bigContinue reading “John Bryan State Park and Clifton Gorge Nature Preserve; Yellow Springs, Ohio”

Backpacking in Shenandoah National Park

This past week I got the chance to go backpacking at Shenandoah National Park with a club from school called Women In The Outdoors. We left for Virginia on Thursday but first we spent a night base camping at Seneca Shadows campground in Seneca Rocks WV.  The night of base camping was nice to hangContinue reading “Backpacking in Shenandoah National Park”

What’s in My Pack? The essential gear I bring along every backpacking trip … so far

With my upcoming trip to Shenandoah National Park this week I was inspired to make a post about what I bring in my pack. I am still a beginner backpacker, but this is the gear I am brining on this trip! Pack: Osprey Aura AG  65 … 4lbs Tent: REI camp dome 2 ( giftedContinue reading “What’s in My Pack? The essential gear I bring along every backpacking trip … so far”

Ariel Foundation Park; Mount Vernon Ohio

Today Emma and I ran a 5 mile race at this park. The race was called Brokeman’s Classic and we only paid $12 to run! I’ve been following this running company for a while and looking at their races. They always have really cheap ones in comparison to everything else which is super nice, especiallyContinue reading “Ariel Foundation Park; Mount Vernon Ohio”

Olentangy Indian Caverns 9/16/18

I’ve always been interested in going to see these caverns since I was looking up all the caves in Ohio this past spring but I just hadn’t had a chance to until this weekend. My friend Ester brought up the caverns in conversation one day and she has been the only person who’s ever mentionedContinue reading “Olentangy Indian Caverns 9/16/18”

Little Miami National Scenic River

This past weekend Jeff and I had plans to go see a sunflower field in Deerfield township Ohio. Because we were driving an hour and a half to the Cincinnati area we decided to do a kayaking trip while we were there. We made reservations the day of at Loveland Canoe and Kayak. We paidContinue reading “Little Miami National Scenic River”

Backpacking at Raccoon Creek State Park (PA) 8/9-8/10

I had been begging Emma to go on some sort of camping trip with me all summer. I was very happy when she told me she’d like to try backpacking for a night! She doesn’t have any of her own equipment so in order for this to be possible she borrowed Jeff’s backpack and sleepingContinue reading “Backpacking at Raccoon Creek State Park (PA) 8/9-8/10”

Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site 8/3/18

I stopped at this NHS on my way home to Columbus coming from Dallas PA. My main motivation for stopping here was because I purchased a National Parks Passport that I can get stamped and I have yet to use it since the day I bought it. This post is more of a picture dumpContinue reading “Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site 8/3/18”

Ricketts Glen State Park (PA), Falls Trail 8/2/18

This state park was thirty minutes away from my friend Emily’s college house. I drove through it on the way there and wanted to go really bad. Emily, Michaela and I planned to hike the falls trail and we thought we would be going about seven miles. Instead we only ended up hiking three milesContinue reading “Ricketts Glen State Park (PA), Falls Trail 8/2/18”

Frances Slocum State Park (PA), Lake Shore Trail

Yesterday I drove to see my two childhood best friends Emily and Michaela at Emily’s college lake house on Harvey’s Lake. After checking out Misercordia University where Emily goes to school we decided to go on a small hike at a close by state park. We went to Frances Slocum State Park and decided toContinue reading “Frances Slocum State Park (PA), Lake Shore Trail”

Zaleski State Forrest Backpacking Trip July 25th-26th

I went on my first backpacking trip ever to Zaleski State Forrest in South Eastern Ohio. It is located directly next to Lake Hope State Park. I got a backpack for my birthday back in February but plans with friends kept falling through and I was dying to go. I found a women’s outdoor groupContinue reading “Zaleski State Forrest Backpacking Trip July 25th-26th”

Pickerington Ponds Metro Park

I visited this park immediately after Blacklick woods since they are in the same area. They were about a 15 minute drive apart. The park has several areas that are just for viewing different wildlife and birds. There were provided telescopes but my phone camera can’t zoom in enough to get a good picture. TheContinue reading “Pickerington Ponds Metro Park”