Recent Posts - page 2

  • Adventure is a sign of incompetence, but…

    Recently I watched this NOVA episode about Jon Krakauer and Conrad Anker climbing Vinson Massif from the wrong side (the incredibly, radically steeper side) because a lot of people climb Vinson from the easier side but no one had ever… Read More ›

  • 7+ hints to freshen a walking route that has become stale

    Some old dead wise guy once said, “No man can step into the same river twice because it is not the same river and he is not the same man.” Even so, you can only walk around the high school… Read More ›

  • Mount Saint Helens summer 2018

    Our next big adventure is Mount Saint Helens in Washington State! A buddy of mine sent me a note asking, “Wouldn’t it be great to climb Kilimanjaro AND Mount Saint Helens both in the same year!?!” I didn’t tell him,… Read More ›

  • The lost civilization of Red Hills Mississippi

    I first heard of the Red Hills community when I was researching an upcoming backpacking trip at the Black Creek Wilderness in southeast Mississippi.  South of the wilderness area there used to be a community known as Red Hills. The… Read More ›

  • Roaming Parkers 2018 travel short list

    For the past month since we returned from Kilimanjaro, we’ve been pondering future destinations deeply – and now we’ve got our short list of 2018 adventure travel destinations in order! Early March – New Orleans, Louisiana – Riverboat dinner cruise… Read More ›

  • 3 things you need for a successful Kilimanjaro climb

    Washingtone, our head guide at Kilimanjaro told us that three things are needed for a successful Kili climb.  These are really good pointers for any guided trek, whether you are on Kilimanjaro Tanzania or Black Creek Mississippi or anywhere in-between…. Read More ›

  • Why do I like hiking?

      Somebody asked a while back, “Why do you like hiking?”  Even though there are a lot of fun benefits to hiking, it didn’t take me too long to come up with my top answer. I like hiking because that… Read More ›