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The Roaming Parkers are all about Travel, Outdoor Adventure, Conservation, and Food. Come along with us on this journey!

Why George Mallory climbed mountains

As we were getting ready to climb Kilimanjaro in January 2018, I started thinking about why people climb mountains in general. Surely you’ve heard, in response to the question, “Why do people climb mountains?” the famous quip, “Because it’s there.”  Did you ever wonder where that expression came […]

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Tim Moss’ Next Challenge

Thank you for visiting the Roaming Parkers! I hope you’re finding a lot of interesting info about travel, outdoor adventure, conservation, and food here, and I hope you come back to check out our new articles every day! Shoot! Hang out here all day if you want! But […]

Sharpening the sword – for what?

Some of you may know that the Roaming Parkers are martial artists.  I (Pat) have been learning since about 1986, teaching since about 1996, and teaching OUR kids since about 2006.  We practice and teach primarily aikido but with a healthy sprinkling of judo and jodo and perhaps […]

How to orient a map

(Third in a series – Before you go on an outdoor adventure,  get a good compass and find some useful maps.) A map with all its squiggly lines and colors can, at first glance, seem like a confusing jumble.  One of the first things that you’ll want to […]

How to pan fry fish

Well, the first step in pan frying fish is obviously to catch a mess of fish.  It just so happens that recently the Roaming Parkers got word of a  spot where the fish were biting!  A buddy of ours went to this spot and caught 80 fish and […]