I remember my older brothers whining about going hiking/backpacking at Vicksburg Battlefield Park back in the late 1960’s. It was … Continue reading How to keep your gear dry when backpacking in the rain or snow
We told our guides and porters that of all the 50 United States, the one where we come from (Mississippi) … Continue reading It means no worries!
One thing you need to be prepared for before foreign travel in many countries (including but not limited to Tanzania) … Continue reading Elise’s rules of ettiquette for squatty potties
Kilimanjaro is a strenuous physical challenge under fairly extreme external constraints including altitude and cold. But on the other hand, … Continue reading Don’t think about the mountain. Let the mountain think about you.
I know the Kilimanjaro stories are just barely trickling out – but don’t worry! We have TONS of stories – … Continue reading The stars over Shira plateau
So, here’s something that you might not have read in all your pre-Kilimanjaro research – exposure to high altitude can … Continue reading Kilimanjaro makes me gassy!
Don’t get me wrong, the Roaming Parkers loved Kilimanjaro and we had a blast on that trek, but let me … Continue reading Tropical, sea-level, and flat