Don't just take a walk, make your walk exciting and playful because if you're walking and not really engaged, you're just letting your mind wonder without being present, I think this makes for a boring walk, don't you agree? Here's 5 stimulating walks that will open up all 5 senses and put you in the moment, guaranteed! 1. Mushroom Walk - We did this walk at our local state park here in Delaware. Now every time I'm out walking in the woods I look for mushrooms growing on the downed trees. … [Read more...] about 5 Stimulating Walks
Penndel/Mason-Dixon Trail in the White Clay Creek Preserve in PA is a hike I had planned for my HLAW local group (come hike with me) but everyone had something else to do so I did it anyways. Why not? I like solo hiking, I can travel at my own pace and I can explore more of this unique area since I've never hiked here before. It was one of those days where one minute the sun was shinning and the next it looked like it would rain any minute but despite that I went anyways, I just made … [Read more...] about Penndel Trail/Mason-Dixon Trail in PA
I've been hiking for years and years but I still forget things and as I get older the remembering what to bring becomes harder and harder, lol! So I decided to put a day hiking checklist together to help myself and you too :-) You can easily add to this list or take things away, adapt it to your day hiking needs such as those who hike with kids or in high attitude or wintertime. These are items I take here in Flatland country, yours may be totally different so let me know in … [Read more...] about Day Hiking Checklist
For years our friends have been talking about Maplefest in Highland Co. Va and this year we finally had a chance to go and experience the sweet taste of maple sugar in a variety of foods, like maple sugar pork barbecue, maple sugar donuts and of course maple sugar on our buckwheat pancakes. YUM! So to burn off all that sugar we hiked about 2 miles up and back on the Shenandoah Mt Trail. It was a glorious clear cool spring afternoon in March when we started our hike. The Shenandoah Mt … [Read more...] about Shenandoah Mountain Trail, VA
The Blizzard of 2016 is now in the rear view mirror and while most were digging out I decided to spend my afternoon snowshoeing rather than shoveling. Why you ask? Well, for a few reasons - 1. I hate to shovel 2. I need to exercise more 3. Maybe I can burn a few calories ( which means, I need to lose weight) So off I went snowshoeing in our neighborhood park. I didn't have to drive north or west like we usually have to do to see and play in the snow. I just walked 2 blocks carrying … [Read more...] about Lose Weight Snowshoeing?