Memorial Day weekend was approaching, and initially I had planned a trip through the Black Hills to knock out some National Park Service units in South Dakota and to hike the high point of that state. But after eleven days in Washington earlier in the month and just a busy overall month, I just lost… Continue reading Agate Fossil Beds National Monument & Fort Laramie National Historic Site
The highest cartwheel in Nebraska on December 18, 2021 On this episode of "Heidi stumbles into a random Saturday adventure..." we visit the highest peak in Nebraska! Okayyyy, "peak" may be overkill. Also, I've known about Panorama Point for awhile, and always planned on doing a 120 mile bike ride out there sometime from Cheyenne.… Continue reading On Top of… Nebraska!
Microadventure: National Geographic’s 2012 Adventurer of the Year, Alastair Humphreys, made this his thesis for life. He believed that capitalizing on small, close-to-home adventures was not only fun, but healthy for the explorer in all of us. Or as Alastair says, adventures that are “small and achievable, for normal people with real lives.” Just get out… Continue reading March’s Microadventure: Saturday drive up Poudre Canyon
What's a microadventure? A microadventure is a short bit of adventure that is done close to home. The concept has been popularized by Alastair Humphreys, who frames it around the idea of being "small and achievable, for normal people with real lives" and with sleeping overnight outdoors. It doesn't require airfare, or long road trips, specialized… Continue reading January’s Microadventure – Lunar Eclipse in Vedauwoo