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Road Trip Mentality

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Last weekend, I decided to drive to Oklahoma; specifically Turner Falls. I had no firm plans, I would check it out and camp where ever I felt would be safe and fun. My mind set was very go with the flow. Once I got to Turner Falls it was really late, so I parked my car and got ready for sleeping. I didn’t get a look at the Falls, but I was pretty excited. It would be cold, but I imagined the falls to be pretty epic.  The next morning…read more

My Hiking Boots

Posted by in Hiking

Finding the right hiking boots has been a bit of a drama. Last year, I developed an issue with my foot that was diagnosed as a Morton’s neuroma in my right foot. It was very painful and I limped with every shoe I put on. After consulting with a doctor I switched out almost all my shoes. Bye-bye Birkenstocks. Bye-bye Merrell Moab Mid Waterproof Hiking Boot. I had to start over from scratch. And because of this I had a $130 pair of boots I couldn’t wear anymore. Thank God…read more

The Best Hiking Socks

Posted by in Clothing

My Uncle Mark owns a shop called Mark’s Outfitters in Hugesville, Pa. And over the years I have gotten some pretty amazing things. Any time I needed anything outdoorsy over the year I have picked it up here. My love of Birkenstocks, Red Wing, and Charhartt run in the blood apparently. And my Uncle Mark was the one that introduced me to SmartWool socks. I have been on the wool sock band wagon for years now because of them. I have had some pairs last through years and years of hard use. Sadly,…read more

Backpacking for Plus Size

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I have noticed it is really hard to find things that are suitable for plus sized women. Instead of waiting until I am some normal size, I decided to just start living the life I wanted now. In order to do that I needed to do a lot of research. My end goal is to hike the Appalachian Trail. I grew up with this famous trail in my backyard. I don’t think I can spare the time to do it all at once, but I think I can do 2 weeks…read more

Eureka Tent Review

Posted by in Camping, Tent

A few months back I bought a tent at REI. I set it up in my living room the second I got it and then packed it away in my closet for the last 5 months. The tent is called the Eureka Tetragon 2 Tent. I got it on super clearance from REI for $69. It is no longer available on their website, but I did find it on Amazon for $89. For my current purposes it is great. I have camped with it for 3 out of the last 4 weekends here…read more

Hiking Closed Trails

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I woke up around 8:30 am. It was nice having Sahara and Youssef there to pal around with. I took as shower while Youssef built up the fire for breakfast. I fried eggs in my cool little camping cup. We ate egg sandwiches for breakfast and it was absolutely lovely. Around 10:30 we packed up our gear and headed off to find a good hiking trail. Since there has been so much rain in the past few weeks, many of the trails are closed. We headed from our camp site…read more

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