Let’s Talk About 💩

Let’s talk about it. Why? Well, because have to. We’ve all nonchalantly ignored it, or covered it with leaves, or pushed it into the woods, further off trail with a stick. Guilty as charged. We laugh about it with our friends and accept the fact that they’re doing it, too. But, Dispose of Waste ProperlyContinue reading “Let’s Talk About 💩”

A Look At REI’s Force Of Nature Campaign

My love for the Force of Nature campaign and REI in general has only grown exponentially as I learn more about marketing and why brands do what they do. As I pursue my master’s degree, I want to share insights and research on the blog. I’m writing more than ever this year, so why notContinue reading “A Look At REI’s Force Of Nature Campaign”

My Favorite Outdoor Inspiration

Below is a compilation of my favorite quotes made to push us to get outside and enjoy the experiences the world has to offer, or just truly live an authentic life to the best of our abilities. Of course, Muir, Abbey and Emerson provide this inspiration, among others. John Muir Thought to be one of,Continue reading “My Favorite Outdoor Inspiration”

National Parks – A 59 Point Bucket List

There are 59 formal National Parks and a whopping 418 National Park Sites which include battlefields, forests, preserves and more. While I have been to a number of sites, the total is so overwhelming that I need to focus on the Big 59. Even then, seeing this list seems overwhelming. There are just so manyContinue reading “National Parks – A 59 Point Bucket List”

#ICE2017 Helping The Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail

I have been posting about local hiking since I started this blog and the @Christina_Skis social media handle. A fellow hiker and outdoor enthusiast, @HBFOutdoors, has created a team of other likeminded explorers in the area to create #ICE2017. Meaning Inspire, Connect and Experience the great outdoor recreation that western Pennsylvania has to offer. I’ve putContinue reading “#ICE2017 Helping The Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail”

Pretty Views in You Don’t Have To Hike To Near Ohiopyle

Waterfalls and scenic views in Western PA are plenty, but if you want to get away from the city, many of these destinations require some hiking and even trailblazing to find. Let’s face it; sometimes, you’re just feeling lazy but need some inspiration for your Instagram account, or Grandma is in town and you wantContinue reading “Pretty Views in You Don’t Have To Hike To Near Ohiopyle”

Western PA Hideaway – Lick Hollow

On your way to Ohiopyle, stop here for a quiet hike or picnic under mountaintops before arriving to the summer crowds at the popular state park. Park: Lick Hollow in Forbes State Forest Location: Along Route 40 East, incline headed up to the summit. Trail Type: Out & Back, 4 Miles Pine Knob Trail &Continue reading “Western PA Hideaway – Lick Hollow”

Only Hike 10 Into My 52HikeChallenge

It’s 19 weeks well into 2017 and I’ve walked only 10 hikes dialing in about 28 miles. I decided to enter the 52HikeChallenge last year and was also slow in 2016, ending at I think around 43 hikes. I am going to go try and hit the goal this year, and have plenty of catching up toContinue reading “Only Hike 10 Into My 52HikeChallenge”

I Ditched PA for Another Arizona Adventure

With February behind us, sunny and 65 meant no snow and mud skiing in the mountains of Southwestern PA. With warm temps and no snow, I made my way back for another Arizona adventure. And I must say, Christina Skis absolutely LOVES Arizona. I had a conference in Scottsdale, and when there’s a work thing,Continue reading “I Ditched PA for Another Arizona Adventure”

A Twenty-Something’s Quest for Adventure Friends

It’s the 17th of January, a week when all the resolutioners begin to drop like flies at the gym. I, on the other hand, had dreams of blowing the blog up this year. Unfortunately I am still on the slow track of one post a month, if that… Weekly post goals didn’t even make itContinue reading “A Twenty-Something’s Quest for Adventure Friends”