Nimblewill Nomad, Ten Million Steps, Ozark Highland Trail Association

Come and Meet the Legendary Nimblewill Nomad

Loyal Menasha Ridge Press followers may recognize the familiar face of Nimblewill Nomad, a beloved author and accomplished thru-hiker. We have sung the praises of Nomad quite a few times, sharing lessons he has passed along and avidly following his yearly odysseys. And we're not the only...

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The Most Historically Haunted Hikes Near D.C.

What are adults supposed to do once they get too old for trick-or-treating? Hit the trails in search of ghosts, of course! Go ahead and play hooky tomorrow and spend Halloween on these haunted hikes near Washington D.C. Monocacy National Battlefield In the summer of 1864, near the...

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North Carolina Adventure Weeekends, Epic Outdoor Adventures, visiting North Carolina

Five North Carolina Towns Just as Cool as Asheville

Asheville is, no-doubt, an adventure lover’s landing pad. Bisected by the Blue Ridge Parkway and French Broad River, this town has easy access adventure, restaurants for days, and more beer per square inch than the Hofbrauhaus during Oktoberfest. But maybe, just maybe, you’re a tiny...

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Best Recovery Hikes After the Marine Corps Marathon

After months of training and hundreds of miles logged, the Marine Corps Marathon is finally here! Congratulations on making it to the starting line, and good luck running the race! When you proudly cross that finish line on Sunday afternoon, hiking will probably be the last thing on...

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Five-Star Trails: The Ozarks

Sauntering Through the Ozarks

Hiking—I don’t like either the word or the thing. People ought to saunter in the mountains – not hike! ~ John Muir Today was about checking my 4-mile adopted section of the Ozark Highlands Trail. I’d recently read the above John Muir quote and planned to...

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Five Hidden Gems to Hike in D.C. This Fall

At first glance, Washington, D.C., may seem like a large city with an inescapable amount of people and politics. Even the sightseeing-worthy national monuments and museums will find you elbow-to-elbow with equally contemplative tourists. While touring the traditional D.C. monuments is all well and good, Renee...

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Five Star Trails: The Ozarks

Sharing My Love of the Trails

During a phone interview with Kyle Kellams of KUAF, I mentioned how hiking and writing about trails go together for me. I couldn’t imagine doing one without the other. He said, “So, in addition to being a thru-hiker, you’re a ‘thru-writer.'” I thought, what a cool...

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Photographing 100 Steps of Mindfulness

Here are a few photos from an assignment I thought up during a morning hike on my home trail. I took a photo using my smartphone camera every 100 steps, allowing myself to move up to ten steps from each stopping point to locate a...

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Arkansas’ Island in the Sky

Residents of the Ozarks hanker for higher elevations this time of year. I wish Arkansas had an 8,000-foot mountain, but it would be crowded with the whole state huddled at the top through July and August. Fortunately, there is a place where you can sometimes escape...

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