State parks are open in my state, so my friend and I went camping. We chose a backcountry campsite at Sloppy Floyd State Park, thinking that would be an easy way to social distance and still be outdoors. We were a bit disappointed by the campsites. There are 4 backcountry campsites situated on a little… Continue reading Backcountry Camping at Sloppy Floyd State Park
It seems to me that the outdoor industry has claimed ownership of the outdoors. Paradoxically, they preach a message that the outdoors is for everyone while simultaneously acting as a gatekeeper that prevents people from going outside. I’ll explain, but first let me say that I’m not talking about diversity here. There’s a big push… Continue reading How the Outdoor Industry Discourages People from Going Outside
I bought an unhandled, ungelded donkey for $75 off Craigslist and I’m planning on teaching him how to carry a pack and taking him backpacking with me. That’s kind of an unusual thing to do, not everywhere in the world but definitely in my little neck of the woods in North Georgia. I’ll give you… Continue reading Backpacking with a Donkey… Why?!?
I like adventure. I’m not a particularly brave person; I’m scared of heights, I don’t ride psycho horses (anymore), and I don’t take unnecessary risks with my life. But I do enjoy being in the wilderness, especially alone, and I like to learn new skills and then test them out. When I was a kid,… Continue reading Nothing ventured, nothing gained.