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My Hiking Boots

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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

Perseid Meteor Shower… With Kids!

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Last night I decided to brave the outdoors… but this time with KIDS! DUN DUN DAAAAAAA! Last year I went to Cooper Lake State Park with a few friends to watch the Perseid Meteor Shower. And it was a highlight of my year and really kickstarted my need to be more adventurous in my life. This time I thought I would share that passion with a few kids I taught last year in my woodworking class. It honestly started with me telling one of my friends and snowballed from there….read more

The Adventures of Coco and the Danger Noodle

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Today, my friends and I decided to go on a hike. I was somewhat worried… because it would be Coco’s first hiking expedition. We met up around 4pm at Rockledge Park in Grapevine, Texas. It was a truly glorious day. The wind was high and the sky was bright blue. It was really spectacular. The park borders Grapevine Lake and happens to be 10 min away from where I live. Once my friends got there we started out. The trail has been eroded due to the amount of flooding we have…read more

The Best Hiking Socks

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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

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