Data I would like to potentially collect and analyze for my AT thru hike

While I am on the AT I plan to record certain data daily so I can analyze them at the end of my hike for my own entertainment and to give other hikers information. Here are some of the things I want to track. If you have any other interesting ideas please leave them inContinue reading “Data I would like to potentially collect and analyze for my AT thru hike”

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”

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”

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”

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”

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”

Walnut Woods Metro Park 7/23/18

This morning I picked up Diana at 8:30 and we drove about 30 minutes to walnut woods metro park despite my many wrong turns. We parked at the buckeye area and started our day on the buckeye trail. Diana has never hiked before but she walks really far all the time so I was excitedContinue reading “Walnut Woods Metro Park 7/23/18”