Arizona, Colorado, District of Columbia, Georgia, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, Oregon, United States, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wyoming

2022 Adventuring – A Year in Review

I've always seem to be here or there over the last decade, but damn, 2022 was a doozy! What a year, what a year!! Nine states (including the District of Columbia - new for me!). Thirty new National Park Service units. 52 Hike Challenge blown out of the water and completed months ahead of schedule.… Continue reading 2022 Adventuring – A Year in Review

Backpacking, Camping, Colorado, Hiking, United States

Lake Isabelle Winter Overnight

Type 1 Fun: Fun all the time, during and after.Type 2 Fun: Miserable during it, but not that bad on reflection, and maybe indeed a little fun. Type 3 Fun: Never fun, both during and after reflection when it is all over. I am trying to decide if my overnight adventure to Lake Isabelle was… Continue reading Lake Isabelle Winter Overnight

Camping, National Parks & Monuments, State Parks, United States, Wyoming, Yellowstone National Park

Under the Stars: My Guide to Camping in Yellowstone National Park

I've been lucky enough to spend fifteen nights over three trips camping within Yellowstone National Park, and it finally dawned on me that maybe I should write a little review of the campsites I have stayed at! You won't see me calling this "the ultimate," "most inclusive," or "bestest ever" guide to Yellowstone campgrounds, but… Continue reading Under the Stars: My Guide to Camping in Yellowstone National Park

Colorado, Hiking, United States

Colorado Hiked: Round Mountain National Recreation Trail

May 28, 2022 There is an adage in cycling - "It never gets easier, you just go faster." This means that something will always feel hard, but you get stronger and are able to ride it faster. As I was plodding up the Round Mountain National Recreation Trail, I realized the adage also applies to… Continue reading Colorado Hiked: Round Mountain National Recreation Trail

Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Georgia, Hiking, National Parks & Monuments, State Parks, United States, Work Travel Life

Way Down Yonder on the Chattahoochee

Work finally took me back to Atlanta, the first time since January 2020. The years have seemed to fly by and it was good to be visiting an old friend, as I typically would have to travel to Atlanta around five times a year. Thanks to my hotel being located in the northern part of… Continue reading Way Down Yonder on the Chattahoochee