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Winter Wonderland: Safety Savvy Tips for Your Frosty Adventures!

Winter Wonderland: Safety Savvy Tips for Your Frosty Adventures!

Hey there, winter adventurers! As we gear up to embrace the magic of the snowy season, it's essential to remember safety first, especially when venturing into the great outdoors. Whether you're hitting the slopes, trekking through the forest, or simply enjoying a...

Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park

Since moving to the Richmond area a little over a year and a half ago, I have been lucky enough to travel to Shenandoah National Park multiple times. It is a stunning park with so much to offer visitors. I have explored several of the trails (though there are so many more I haven’t hit *yet*). Here are a few of my stories and some tips for hiking in Shenandoah:

Avoid Being Bugged by Bugs

Avoid Being Bugged by Bugs

Bugs! Mosquitoes, ticks, spiders, black flies, no-see-ums, chiggers - you’re surrounded when you go outside. It’s almost - almost - enough to keep you indoors. Don’t give in though. There are all kinds of things out there to help - avoidance strategies, physical...

Sunscreen – Essential for a Reason

Sunscreen – Essential for a Reason

If you were like me as a kid, you never put sunscreen on.  I didn’t sit out to tan often and I never used baby oil when I did, but I rarely put on sunscreen.  My approach was to get that first burn of the season, let that peel and then just keep getting...

Trouble with Tent Poles

Trouble with Tent Poles

A few years ago, a friend and I decided we wanted to hike Half Dome in Yosemite National Park.  I found out the best way to get a permit for the hike was to apply for an overnight backcountry camping permit at Little Yosemite Valley.  This meant getting all...

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