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The Florida Trail 〣 Ocala National Forest

The Florida Trail 〣 Ocala National Forest

Proud is an understatement. I had the privilege of leading four amazing women into the wilderness for a weekend of nature and pushing ourselves past our comfort zones. Later this year we will embark on a 5 day hike on the Arizona Trail, but we needed to test our...

Lover’s Leap Trail 〣 Hot Springs, North Carolina

Lover’s Leap Trail 〣 Hot Springs, North Carolina

I just love how an area can looks so different in each season. We were in North Carolina this past October where we drove, hiked and explored the mountains as they were littered with the colors of autumn. Yellow, orange, and red leaves transformed the "Green Tunnel"...

Discover the Real Florida at Hillsborough River State Park

Discover the Real Florida at Hillsborough River State Park

If you’re looking for a hike in “the real Florida,” look no further than Hillsborough River State Park. The hiking trails skirt the edge of the Hillsborough River, a waterway born from the fresh water springs of Crystal River and the boggy marshlands of the Green Swamp.

Alum Cave Trail 〣 A Hiker’s Week in North Carolina

Alum Cave Trail 〣 A Hiker’s Week in North Carolina

Today is “Victory Hike” Day! We have built up to this all week and now it’s time to really push ourselves. It was the longest and highest hike(in elevation gain) that Grant’s ever done, so he was a little nervous at the beginning.

Cherohala Skyway 〣 A Hiker’s Week in North Carolina

Cherohala Skyway 〣 A Hiker’s Week in North Carolina

Today we decided to change it up with a new town, scenic drive and short hike. Our first stop in the morning was Bryson City. We arrived just as the sun was coming up and enjoyed breakfast at Mountain Perks.

Graveyard Fields 〣 A Hiker’s Week in North Carolina

Graveyard Fields 〣 A Hiker’s Week in North Carolina

It’s officially autumn and one of my favorite seasons to hike in the mountains! The leaves are changing, the air is crisp and the world is getting cozy. You can’t go wrong with North Carolina in October, so packed up the Subaru and headed north for a week of hiking adventures.

Day 29 〣 Colorado Trail Journal

Day 29 〣 Colorado Trail Journal

COMPLETED. I woke up at 2am and I was so excited about finishing the trail today that could not go back to sleep. I’m going to miss being in nature 24/7 and the simplicity of life out here, but I miss Grant, sleeping in a bed and being clean 😂

Day 28 〣 Colorado Trail Journal

Day 28 〣 Colorado Trail Journal

Resistance. That’s what I dealt with this morning. I’m so close to finishing, but man I was over it! Last night I was the victim of a pretty viscous wind/rain storm. All. Night. Long. I felt like my tent was going to fly was l away with me inside. It was awful.