Tag Archives: hiking

Mother’s Day Along Pine Creek

Pine Creek Valley has to be one of the most beautiful places on earth. After visiting our moms on Mothers Day, Hubby and I enjoyed a hike – actually more of a walk, along Pine Creek. After almost a week … Continue reading

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Friendship and Backpacking

We reconnected at a sad time, her mother’s funeral. During the intervening fifteen years, she had changed from a cute teenager into a woman with inner and outer beauty. Now married and the mother of three, her days focused on … Continue reading

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Tiadaghton Trail Hike

On Sunday, Hubby and I hiked part of the Tiadaghton Trail near Ramsey. A light April snow had blanketed the mountainside the day before. But late snows in central Pennsylvania don’t last long and only an occasional patch of white … Continue reading

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Poe Paddy Hike

I snapped a few photos while hiking the rail trail along Penns Creek at the base of Poe Paddy Mountain. The scenery wore it’s winter colors except for a few spots where springtime green appeared. But a walk in the woods is always beautiful … Continue reading

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First Hike of the Season

I have discovered that walking country roads and riding a stationary bike during winter months does not keep me in shape for hikes across mountain trails. Especially when carrying 20+ pounds in a day pack. We started at Hairy John State Park … Continue reading

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For Once, I’m a Fearful Dump-it-in Cook

My dump-it-in cooking tendencies totally disappeared when it came to making jerky for the very first time. When backpacking or day hiking, I don’t want a meal of partially raw, slightly spoiled meat. Experiencing a stomach ache, or worse, on the … Continue reading

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Dump-It-In Hardtack

I first heard about hardtack as a child when reading stories of American pioneers. In my child’s mind I pictured these rugged pioneers bouncing along in their covered wagons, each one gnawing on their own rock-hard cracker the size of … Continue reading

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