Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, Menasha Ridge Press,

Our Week at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market

And just like that, another Outdoor Retailer has come and gone. A week that is both impossibly long and astonishingly quick. It's exhausting and inspiring. We all survive on caffeine and samples of trail mix and happy hours with beer and kombucha. Now that we've had...

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Five-Star Trails: The Ozarks, Jim Warnock, Chapters on Main

The Magic of a Local Bookstore

My love for local bookstores was solidified during college when I worked at Adams Bookstore in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. Mr. Adams was like a mentor to me during that time. I wrote about his influence during those crucial years in another post.   In 2016, I learned of...

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Ouachita Trail, Five-Star Trails: The Ozarks, Jim Warnock

Hiking the Remainder of the Ouachita Trail

Bob and I walked the first 160 miles of the Ouachita (Wash’-i-taw) Trail before and after Christmas, so only the last 63 miles stood between us and completing our thru-hike. Several things occurred to keep us from getting back out there, but May 2-6 was...

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Nimblewill Nomad, Jennifer Pharr Davis, Alabama Pinhoti Trail, Menasha Ridge Press

Life Lessons From Jennifer Pharr Davis

Over the past week and a half, Jennifer Pharr Davis has been thru hiking the Alabama Pinhoti Trail. She ventured south from her home in North Carolina to bring attention to what she's coined as "The Goldilocks Trail" (because everything about it is perfect) (duh,...

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The Best Hiking Within 60 Miles of Boston

While the hike profiles I write and revise for the book 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Boston are all formal and factual, I think of these previews more as my emotional response. This is what I would say to you while sitting at a pub...

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Five-Star Trails: The Ozarks, Jim Warnock, Lake Alma,

Navigating Icy Trails On Lake Alma in Arkansas

Years ago we asked my youngest daughter about vacation ideas. This young lady is now more widely traveled than her father, but at that time she named several options that we’d already visited. When asked why she liked these places, she said, “Because we’ve been...

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Nimblewill Nomad, Ten Million Steps

What You Learn While Walking Route 66

Route 66. Chicago to San Diego. 121 days. 2,300 miles. 19 miles a day. This would seem like an unimaginable distance for almost anyone. Now imagine being 79 years old and accomplishing this feat. Damn. Yet this is commonplace for Nimblewill Nomad. Since his first odyssey in...

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60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Boston, Boston hiking, Lafe Low, Menasha Ridge Press

More Hikes Within 60 Miles of Boston

In case you’re wondering, these hike previews I’ve been feeding you are presented in the order in which I did the actual research hikes. The order in which they will appear in 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Boston is much different. They’re separated into categories...

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60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Boston, Boston hiking, Lafe Low, Menasha Ridge Press

60 Hikes Within 60 Miles of Boston

While at this point, I have completed my writing and editing for the second edition of 60 Hikes within 60 Miles of Boston (that loud raucous noise you may have heard the first weekend of November was me celebrating!), I will continue to feed you...

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