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Category: Adventure

Life and death on Kili

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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 […]

Where to get trek maps

Yesterday I posted a couple of suggestions about getting a good compass to keep you safe and on track in your outdoor activities, and soon I’ll be posting articles about how to use that compass effectively, but first we need to get a good map to go along […]

Hiking Potkopinu

Potkopinu, a Natchez Indian word meaning, “Little Valley,” is the southernmost remaining section of historic sunken Natchez trace that is maintained by the Park Service and still hikeable.   Three miles long, the Potkopinu segment lies between mile 20 and mile 17 on the Natchez Trace Parkway.

Mississippi Solo

    What an outstanding outdoor adventure travel book! Mississippi Solo by Eddy Harris is the story of a man from Saint Louis that gets the idea to canoe the entire length of the Mississippi River from Lake Itasca in Minnesota to New Orleans Louisiana – some 2300 miles! […]

Every step a miracle

Dr. Burrows was leading a nature hike a while back and started out by telling the group, “Every step we take through this forest is a miracle from God.  Each little plant you step on, each bug you swat, could contain the cure for cancer if only we […]