#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”

Hiking in Forbes State Forest

Cole Run Trail, Forbes State Forest Length: 3 Mile Loop (take the road to finish) Sights: Cole Run Falls, Blue Hole Level: Moderate Hiking Trail I had heard so much about the legendary Blue Hole that I just needed to see it. Little did I know that I had spent an obscene amount of timeContinue reading “Hiking in Forbes State Forest”