Microadventures

At a time where I have to limit what I do because of injuries and work, it’s easy to lose sight of adventure. It’s easy to say, It’s ok if I don’t get out this weekend, there’s always next weekend. Then that becomes the following weekend, and so on and before I know it, weeks or…

Bent Creek Trails

Most of you know that I’m not supposed to be hiking due to some issues with my knees. I’m currently on week three of physical therapy, two more to go before I have my follow-up! At last week’s appointment I asked if I could go hiking over the weekend, the weather was just too beautiful…

Defining Me

In light of yesterdays post I wanted to challenge myself to come up with ways to describe myself, using only one word descriptions. So here goes nothing: Energetic. Backpacker. Bear Bait (it’s a name so it counts as one word, right?). Nature. Artistic. Colorful. Adventurous. Writer. Musician. Family. Creative. Optimistic. Crazy. Outdoor-Enthusiast…. the list goes…

Who Am I, Really?

Backpacker: (n) someone, especially a young person without much money, who travels around an area on foot or public transportation, often carrying a backpack Hiker: (n) A walking traveler, usually over mountainous paths. What makes me a hiker or backpacker? What is it that allows me to call myself as such? Why is it that when people ask ‘What…

Liebster Award Nominees

For those of you that have yet to hear about the Liebster Award, it’s purpose is to serve as a networking and community building tool for bloggers. Its something that’s passed around to new and budding blogs to get them a little more traffic, a few more views. I was nominated twice this week!! Thank you bother so…

Getting In Shape

Since I’m having to take a hiatus from hiking (per the doctors orders), I’ve been trying to find ways to stay in shape and build muscle so that when I get back on the trails it won’t be such a shock to my body. I’ve been doing a bit of research to find the most…