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Winter Hike in Brown County State Park

buy provigil in thailand With over 1.3 million visitors annually, Brown County State Park in southcentral Indiana rivals many of the national parks in its popularity and for good reason due to its scenic hills, spectacular fall foliage, and myriad hiking, riding and biking trails. I live less than a mile away from the park’s ...

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Winter Hike at Yellowwood Lake.

http://aspenridgeprepschool.org/about/missionvision/ Seeing that it was going to be a clear cold morning, I headed over to Yellowwood Lake, located in Brown County Indiana – 10 miles from home for me.  It was -2 when I started out, but it didn’t take long to get warmed up. This is hike #2 of ...

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Three Trail Cooking Methods and Best Uses of Each

Wouldn’t we all love to have a fully prepared meal with several varieties of fresh foods after a long day of backpacking?  Unless we are only hiking in a few miles on a short trip, this really isn’t practical and certainly isn’t lightweight.  However, eating well on the trail can ...

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Trail-Worthy Curried Chicken with Mango and Cashews

Research shows that curry powder has health benefits as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent. Even if it didn’t, this dish is a nice addition to your trail menu. It is mildly spiced with a depth of flavor. The cashews add a nice crunch, which is often missing in trail food. ...

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Campsite Chicken Pot Pie

If you have a little time in camp to make a more complete meal, this comfort food will go down well.  There are two versions to accommodate those that do or do not have a dehydrator.  The directions at camp are the same. Ingredients for dehydrator version One 15 oz. ...

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Backpacker’s Goulash

This hearty and tasty meal disappears quickly at camp. The spices are flavorful, but not hot, so it is pleasing to many palates. Ingredients: 16 oz. box elbow macaroni 2 pounds 93% lean turkey or lean hamburger 1 large onion 1 large red bell pepper 2 15 oz. cans of ...

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Coyote Gulch: Things to know before you hike this beautiful Utah canyon

Before my hike to Coyote Gulch in the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument area in Utah, I had read many trail descriptions, viewed several YouTube videos, and studied maps, preparing myself mentally for the trip. Although I was eager for the challenge, I had some trepidations about leading members of ...

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Backpacking Buddies: How a hiking club can help you live your dreams

Whether you have just a slight fancy or a burning passion for a walk in the woods, it’s nice to have others with whom to share your interest.  A few years ago when I first started to explore my avid desire to go backpacking, I had a real problem finding ...

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Hiking The Appalachian Trail from Front Royal to Harper’s Ferry

Despite rain and occasional thunderstorms, our week-long hiking trip on the Appalachian Trail in the Shenandoah Valley area was greatly enjoyed by nine Central Indiana Wilderness Club (CIWC) backpackers.   The hike was to start just north of Front Royal, Virginia and culminate five days and 50 miles later in Harpers ...

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Three Best Cookie Recipes for Christmas Gift Trays

  I’ve made many different cookies over the years, but I come back to these three family favorites again and again.  They are so good they’re addictive and each recipe has a story that makes it even more special. Like other years before, I’ve used these cookies as the main ingredients on gift trays ...

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