Outdoor Recreation Articles

7 Preparation Tips for First-time Plus Size Hikers

As a plus size hiker, I was overwhelmed before I even started my first hike. I was so worried about my physical ability to hike, stamina, and safety that I almost didn’t even set foot on the trail. Of course, I then turned to my good friend Google for advice and...

Making Your Own Loop Trail at Greenbrier State Park Trails

Early this morning, Hubs and I set off on an hour drive to Maryland so that we could hike a loop on the Greenbrier State Park trails. We arrived at the park about 20 minutes before it opened and were greeted with a line of fishermen waiting outside the gate. We jumped...

Secluded Hiking in Virginia’s Hemlock Overlook Regional Park Trails

There are few outdoorsy things that my husband loves more than a good rain hike. I swear, for a dude who grew up in the desert, this guy is slightly obsessed with a hike in the pouring rain. So, we set out yesterday in the rain to complete Hike 9 in my 52 Hike...

Dog Friendly Hiking on the Seneca Connector Trails in Seneca Tract Regional Park in Northern Virginia

Hubs, Rackers, and I completed Hike 7 in the 52 Hike Challenge by hiking from the Seneca Connector Trails in Seneca Tract (aka Seneca Regional Park). We hiked a total of 2 miles by combining the Orange and Yellow Blaze trails. After this hike, my challenge stats...