Part 2 in a series – Where the Wild Things Roam I was making good progress that first afternoon along the clearly-marked trail, when I suddenly came upon a bulldozer track crossing the trail. Beyond the track, the trail was utterly obliterated by a blow-down that must have […]
I suspect many of us have heard the story of the Battle of Marathon. Maybe not as many as have heard of the 300 Spartans at Thermopylae because Marathon has not been popularized in a Frank Miller comic book and a big budget movie featuring mutants and ninjas […]
Part 1 in a series For a long time I’ve pined to explore the Wild Azalea Trail south of Alexandria Louisiana – a national hiking trail that stretches from Woodworth Louisiana 24 miles through the Kisatchie National Forest to Valentine Lake near the town of Gardner Louisiana. Dispersed […]
Pain is temporary but Glory is forever – so the saying goes. Some years ago, before I’d ever visited and hiked at the battlefield at Shiloh Tennessee, people had told me that they could feel the spirits of the men who’d died there. I thought that was a […]
The Roaming Parkers are just back from a whirlwind tour of Greece, complete with travel travails, midnight adventures, fabulous food, ancient ruins, beaches, museums, and mountains! Check out some of the places we’ve been and stay tuned for a bunch of blogging about Greece!
Labor Day weekend 2019 I hopped over to the Wild Azalea trail at Woodworth Louisiana and did an 18-mile, 3-day, 2-night solo backpacking trek that turned out to be pretty much one of the most fun, challenging, and rewarding pack camping experiences I’ve ever had! So much about […]
Anyone around here familiar with this National hiking Trail south of Alexandria Louisiana? That’s where I’m at right now! I’ve had a fierce hankering to do this trail for a while now but haven’t gotten around to it so I figured to make a long weekend of it. […]
A recent report at Globehunters has identified the top ten global hotspots for backpacking. Some of these immediately struck me as idyllic backpacking destinations and some of them took a minute or two of thinking about before I realized just how perfect they would be! Which one would […]
Washington Post reporter, Nicole Ellis, reveals how little you can get away with carrying when you spend two years travelling all over the world living out of a backpack – PLUS her go-to, must-have extras!