Category: Hiking

Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom at Philmont Scout Ranch

Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom was a television program from the early 1960’s through the 1980’s.  Saint Louis Zoo Director, Marlin Perkins, and his sidekick, Georgia Naturalist, Jim Fowler, turned a generation of kids’ interest toward naturalism, adventure, and conservation and this still-delightful program was certainly a major […]


How to train to climb Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro has been called “Everyman’s Everest” because it is not a technical climb.  It can be done by mere mortals without ropes and crampons and special climbing skills.  But do not let that lull you into the idea that you don’t have to be prepared.   Kilimanjaro is […]

Hiking and biking Mount Zion

Great trail system just outside Brookhaven, Mississippi.  Lots of fun, lovingly maintained – and there’s Popsicles!  Totally worth frequent return trips! Here is some video that Elise and Quin shot while we were out there.  It gets laugh out loud funny at about 1 minute or 1:15!