Category: Outdoors and Adventure

Taking the Long Way Home

My friend Kristi had an adventure planned for me Sunday when I left Galveston. She’s been reading my blog long enough to know that I love an adventure – especially in the form of a road trip. I could have driven up the Texas… Continue Reading “Taking the Long Way Home”

An Appeal for Getting Out in Nature

This weekend at Campiest my friend Lisa brought her 18-year old niece, Sam, with her. At one point in the weekend I told Sam that I thought it was awesome that someone her age was interested in getting outdoors. She’s totally stoked about learning to… Continue Reading “An Appeal for Getting Out in Nature”

Mardi Gras in The Forest

   On Monday, the dehydrating began. The Badass Backpacking Bitches are on the road again for Mardi Gras weekend. In Louisiana, many offices are closed for Mardi Gras day and, in some cases, the day before. Mardi Gras dwarfs Christmas in scope in Southern… Continue Reading “Mardi Gras in The Forest”

How to Build A Fire

This weekend the Badass Backpackers went on their first official overnight outing to DeSoto National Forest to hike the Tuxachanie Trail. I want to be sure that you understand that the Badass Backpackers are an ad-hoc group that has no relation to the Louisiana… Continue Reading “How to Build A Fire”

In My Happy Place

I am in my happy place – an unusual turn of events for a Monday. I’m texting my young backpacking friend Blake about our camping trip this weekend. We have about 5-9 of us that will be hiking/backpacking/camping this weekend at DeSoto National Forest… Continue Reading “In My Happy Place”

Cooking, Packing and Cramming it In

I keep learning about backpacking. Today is no different. JoAnn, Carryn and I have waited and waited and changed plans 20 times in the last two weeks. We somehow thought that we could plan 10 days out, but the weather keeps changing. These dang… Continue Reading “Cooking, Packing and Cramming it In”

WTF is Up With This Weather?

When we were kids, we always said that if our family planned a camping trip, the weather would take a turn for the worse. For some reason, the weather gods did not like Daddy, and, if we went on a trip, it would rain… Continue Reading “WTF is Up With This Weather?”

Can You Fall In Love With a Thing?

Some of my married friends that have been married a long time tell me that they just want to feel that heady feeling of falling in love again. There is nothing like it, is there? I thought that crazy, out-of-control, obsessive feeling was the teenage… Continue Reading “Can You Fall In Love With a Thing?”

BadAss Backpackers: Lessons with Chuck at Clark Creek

Our day hike in the middle of our backpacking class got rained out. We were really disappointed, but Katherine offered us an additional activity that was a lot of fun. Fun as it was – and informative – we still wanted to go on… Continue Reading “BadAss Backpackers: Lessons with Chuck at Clark Creek”

Planning a Christmas Adventure

    Last night Carryn and I got together to plan our ever-evolving Christmas holiday backpacking trip. We have been talking about it ever since our class ended. I mentioned to her that I wanted to do some hiking or backpacking between Christmas and… Continue Reading “Planning a Christmas Adventure”

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