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 💩”

New Year, Same Me

Through all the stress and ups and downs, the fights, the making up and helping others through hard times, I have to say, Damn, 2017 was a success! Travel: Went back to Arizona to see more beauty of the American Southwest. Added another pin in Ohio to my NPS map. Visited Michigan for the firstContinue reading “New Year, Same Me”

#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”

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”

Dreamin’ at 10,000 Feet

I had the opportunity to travel to Denver on business, so what other choice to extend this trip into a solo-tour of some of Colorado’s most recognized places? Day 1 – Denver – 5,430′ Spent a night in the new, super modern the ART, a hotel. I was too busy swimming in the bed and theContinue reading “Dreamin’ at 10,000 Feet”

A Quick Arizona Escape

This trip explores the three National Parks in Arizona, from north to south and some nice national forests, canyons and scenic drives in AZ. I am sure there are many, many more to explore, and visiting Arizona again is not out of the question. The only thing of popular note we missed is visiting the Havasu Falls area,Continue reading “A Quick Arizona Escape”