Sure Cure for the Gray Winter Blahs…

Sure Cure for the Gray Winter Blahs…

Hiking at Cincinnati Nature Center on a balmy, 8 degree morning Sometimes here in the Midwest, January feels like it’s at least 100 days long…and February even longer! Gray skies, drizzle, freezing rain, gray landscape, cold, no sun, gray mood, GRAY GRAY GRAY…...
Hack of the Month

Hack of the Month

How do you feel about campfires? Most of us campers LOOOVE a good, crackling fire to end the day. How do you get your fire going? Be honest… I’ve seen you throw in a day’s worth of newspaper, a used pizza box, a squirt of charcoal fluid or white gas. How about...
Sole Sisters – They Did It!!

Sole Sisters – They Did It!!

“I LOVE SUMMIT SISTERS! Having just completed the Beginner’s Backpacking Overnight, I feel so loved and empowered. The four months of training developed muscles, endurance and a community of women who knew each other so well that when I needed assistance or...
Colorado, Here I Come!

Colorado, Here I Come!

Tomorrow morning, I hop on a plane bound for Denver, Colorado. My friend Kim and I will be hiking a few more segments of the Colorado Trail, maybe the most beautiful trail I’ve been on in my life! I’ll be soaking up sunshine and tree aura, falling asleep to the night...
Hack of the Month

Hack of the Month

This may be the Best. Hack. Ever. When you need to answer the call of nature on the trail, it’s important to get far enough away from the trail for Leave No Trace purposes. For “Number Two” that means 200’ away from the trail, water sources and campsites. Even for...