Category: Hiking

Counting Down…41 Days

11/24/2017  “Black Friday” – The Roaming Parkers went for the Opt Outside! Instead of participatng in the Black Friday shopping orgy today, we took a mini day trip to Wilkinson County and hiked a few miles through Clark Creek in Pond, Mississippi.  After hiking we stopped in the […]

A point of hiking etiquette and safety

One irritating and sometimes even dangerous thing that happens when you are hiking in the woods with newbie hikers is that they’ll get a tree branch or vine hung on their clothing as they pass and they’ll just bull straight through the obstruction, at which point the tree branch […]

ABCs of hiking

Hiking is one of the most accessible of outdoor activities.  It can be done almost anywhere with very little specialized gear and almost no prior experience or training.  Most every hiker learns their hike-craft by doing it and by gleaning knowledge through direct experience or by talking to […]

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 […]