Quehanna Trail

For the long weekend, we decided to meet up with our old friends D&J (well, half-old / half-new) and camp on the Quehanna Trail in Elk County. We drove up Friday night and stayed over at their house, enjoying some homebrewed stout we brought along, with the great conversation and (literally) thousands of books. We…

Mohican State Forest

For the long holiday weekend, we decided (after much internet searching) to go to Mohican State Forest (near Mansfield, OH), since it was the closest thing to where Nikki is, and we thought just in case it was too crowded we wanted to be able to fall back to staying at “her” camp.   Mohican…

Rachel Carson Trail

L emailed me Saturday to ask if we wanted to go for a hike Sunday (another Sunday with no Steeler game – they play Monday night). I suggested the Rachel Carson Trail, because I’ve been wanting to check that out for a while now, and she hadn’t ever been on it either. The trail is 35…

Butler Freeport Trail

Butler Freeport Trail For Al’s birthday, we decided to go for a walk on the Butler Freeport rail-trail, which we’ve been meaning to check out for quite some time. When we pulled in to the parking area in Sarver, we had to take the last spot. I hadn’t realized it was such a popular place,…

Hickory Creek Wilderness

Hickory Creek Wilderness Boy, it’s been a long time since just the two of us went backpacking alone… like 24 years (coinciding with a certain event whose 24th anniversary is coming up Oct 3). It took us a while to decide where to go for the long Labor Day weekend, but we used our usual…