The Shakedown Part 1

The Plan Now that I have my gear in order and my pack loaded, I think it is time for a shakedown hike.  “What’s a shakedown?” It’s a test run.  Plain and simple.  Here’s what I’m doing Thursday morning I’m going to Green Lane Park.  An amazing place surrounded by great trails, fishing, and recreationalContinue reading “The Shakedown Part 1”

Trail Tourist- Mt Misery to Mt Joy Loop -Valley Forge National Park

One of the things I’ve learned through my use of the All Trails app (AMAZING app btw) is how many cool trails there are in southeastern PA.  I truly had no idea.  One of the areas this app has allowed me to explore is Valley Forge National Park.  I have lived most of my lifeContinue reading “Trail Tourist- Mt Misery to Mt Joy Loop -Valley Forge National Park”

Gear Talk- Trekking poles and so much to learn

Everyday that goes by I learn that there is so much more I have to learn about this entire trekking/hiking/camping in the middle of the mountains experience I am setting up for myself.  Some days I’m learning about socks.  Some days I’m learning about what my body can and can’t handle already.  And today IContinue reading “Gear Talk- Trekking poles and so much to learn”