Camping and Hiking
I love camping and hiking, it is my place and time to re-center myself, so this will be a place for my stories, trip reviews, recipes, and trails to hike.
I went camping with my family when I was a child, we went about 6-8 times a year and usually to Lazy River Campground (now called River’s Edge Campground) in Pioneer, Ohio. And once annually to Funny Farm Campground (now Loveberry’s Funny Farm Family Campground) also in Pioneer, Ohio, for a Blue Grass Festival that my parents loved. Actually, Funny Farm is literally on the Michigan and Ohio state lines, splitting the campground right down the middle. This is where I caught my first fish as a kid.
Once my son was old enough, I went camping with him for Cub and Boy Scouts (I was one of his leaders) My mom sold me her old popup camper which we used for a few years, and then my wife and I purchased an RV.
When my son’s Boy Scout Troop got won a spot to go to Philmont for two weeks, my son and I did a ton of hiking trips to prepare. This is where my love for hiking came.
I hope you enjoy my camping and hiking part of the blog.
Father-Daughter Camping Trip
Father-Daughter Camping Trip One thing that I have tried very hard at is spending good quality time with my two children and making memories for them. When my son and I started to prepare for his Boy Scout troop going to Philmont we started doing several hikes a week. While...Read More
I Want To Go Camping
I Want To Go Camping I’m a little upset that I wasn’t able to go camping for the past two years due to COVID and most of the campgrounds being closed, and this year, I’m not so sure that I’m going to be healthy enough to go on the trip,...Read More
Stranded Hiker So let me get this straight-A hiker is exploring Mount Elbert, which just happens to be Colorado’s highest peak, they get lost and disoriented and can’t find their way back to civilization, yet they ignored phone calls to their cell phone because they were from an unknown number....Read More
Defeating Mantracker I was a Mantracker junkie and I have watched every episode at least once. When I still had my health, I was an avid hiker and camper and I love to be outside with nature. Mantracker is a Canadian reality television series that premiered in Canada in April...Read More
Philmont – Sister Crew Camera
Philmont – Sister Crew Camera Our sister crew was nice enough to send us a ton of photos that they took along the way at Philmont. Thank you, ladies. And for those curious, we are all still pretty much in contact. My son and I at Pueblano My son and...Read More
Philmont – Final Days
Philmont – Final Days Day 11 We are on our last day and today we only have to hike 7 miles mostly downhill to get to Cito Turnaround. The problem with today is that everything is wet, our tents are soaked, our sleeping bags are wet, and some of our...Read More
Philmont – Day 10
Philmont – Day 10 The crew woke up, packed up, cleaned up, and ate breakfast in near-record time as they were ready to move to the next camp. We left for Harlan and it was a little bit of a butt-kicker as we had 7 plus miles and we went...Read More
Philmont – Day 9
Philmont – Day 9 Day 9 By this time, I personally was dragging my butt by this time for some reason. I wanted this trek to be over, but I was looking forward to rappelling which was today’s activity. We got up early in the morning so we could ensure...Read More