NEW! “The first smack to the face feels like an ambush. I windmill my arms, untangling myself from a dense spider web. I swat silk from my hair and neck. Hoping the sneaky web-maker didn’t hop inside, I flip open the hood of my hiking shirt. Before I think to stop walking, I stumble through another web and repeat the entire process. I’m hiking the Whites Creek Trail through dense woods of the Irish Wilderness in the southeastern Missouri Ozarks…” Continue reading in Terrain Magazine!
NEW! The encounter at Water Canyon was the strangest of all. Two friends and I were floating in an eddy on the Green River, deep inside Stillwater Canyon. It was six pm on a weekday in early June, with only a few more hours of daylight to find a camp for the night… continue reading at NRS.com!
During the War of 1812, hundreds of enslaved African Americans gained their freedom on Cumberland Island by joining the ranks of the British occupier. For some, liberation was fleeting… continue reading at National Parks Magazine.
Upon reaching Nebraska, I exhaled in relief. Every direction offered nothing but rolling hay fields, plots of corn, and patches of wildflowers. I drove through the occasional rural town, mostly empty except for a few locals chatting around pick-up trucks in the shade of grain silos… continue reading at Duct Tape Diaries blog.
Have you ever driven past a certain body of water—possibly for years—without giving it much thought? Here are some lessons for finding creative paddling options closer to home… continue reading at Duct Tape Diaries blog.