The Start of an Adventure(r)

Seven months ago I went on the trip of a lifetime to Big Bend. I’d never been camping before, and I’d never hiked more than 5 miles in a day. As an inexperienced hiker and camper, I didn’t know what I was getting myself into by deciding to venture into the desert during the summer heat. (Hint: A heat stroke was in my future as was camping next to a bathroom stall with a billion mosquitoes in my tent.)

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Trip Recap: The Ultimate Day Trip to Clark Creek Natural Area

Clark Creek Natural Area transports you to another place that leaves you wondering if you are really in Mississippi or hiking in the Smokies. A little over an hour away from Baton Rouge and a short 2-hour drive from New Orleans lies a lush forest with an incredible number of waterfalls. … More Trip Recap: The Ultimate Day Trip to Clark Creek Natural Area

Big Bend National Park: Trip Recap

From an elevation of less than 1,800 feet along the Rio Grande to nearly 8,000 feet in the Chisos Mountains, Big Bend includes massive canyons, vast desert expanses, forested mountains and an ever-changing river. With only 300,000–350,000 visitors annually, it is one of the least-visited national parks in the lower 48 states. In June, 2016, I made my trek to Big Bend National Park.

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