My first post ever...how exhilarating yet humbling.
About this blog: I need an outlet from all the days spent in the concrete jungle. I'm hoping to find a network of like minded outdoor enthusiasts to connect and converse with. I also hope to provide some tools for beginning hikers/campers/outdoor etcetera-ers to enable their own adventures. I'm no expert and I'm far from hardcore, but hopefully I'm a person that the gangs of weekend warriors can relate to.
About Me: I started backcountry camping in the fall of 2006 and have been slowly building my experience and my arsenal since then. I believe in leaving no trace, in encouraging others to experience the outdoors, and in appreciating the beauty all around me. It's my goal to visit a new National Park each year. My guy, Mountain Man, loves the outdoors as much as I do and is always pushing me to do something new and exciting. I do a lot of hiking and snowshoeing, a fair bit of camping, an increasing amount of road biking, a sprinkling of paddling, and a smidgen of climbing.
Hopefully I can encourage you to wander over and visit a while. If not, you'll just find me here typing away for my own amusement, dreaming of my next weekend adventure.