Wahoo, TGIF! These are some of my favorite articles and links that I checked out this week, plus my latest hike.
Enjoy them. Then GET OUTSIDE!
My Latest Hike
I tend to avoid repeat hikes when I can but sometimes you return to a hike because you weren’t successful getting to the destination you had in mind or you want to do a little more exploring. This was one of those cases.
African American Explorations
Our need to protect our wilderness areas now and for future generations is something I wish all of us understood as important but often America’s capitalism and disagreements over use mean a battle is constantly being waged. Teresa writes about how we ALL must take up the cause, the planet can’t wait.
Eat Your Way Clean
I hope if I swap out the peanut butter for almond I can still be in good graces with the King of Rock and Roll.
The Big Outside
I know very little about Death Valley so it was surprising to see pictures of waterfalls and old mining structures. It also looks like you would have the place to yourself. Could make for a very interesting backpacking trip!
Washington Trails Association
They posted the date for the next opportunity to join other hikers in meeting with local representatives to advocate for trails in Washington State. I am marking my calendar and looking forward to going again.
Abram writes about those scenarios we play out in our minds of what we would do if we ever had to battle with wildlife we came upon on the trail. I know I have had these thoughts, how about you?
Clean Food For Thought
In case you needed one more pumpkin spice snack before the Season of Peppermint…
Yes, it’s hard to believe it is that time of the year but it is. I have tried a few recipes over the years to replace stuffing on the big TDay with mixed success. The key is sage and keeping things moist. I’ll be trying this one out this year!