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A Wonderful, Awful Hike.

May 12, 2017 / By Katie Hnatik The weather had turned cold and rain was starting to fall. We had brought provisions for making sandwiches and had planned on taking a bit of a rest to enjoy our hard earned view and load up on calories before making the difficult journey back to the car, but with the cold and the rain, we decided to just keep hiking, with hunger, wobbly legs, and all. Now, I was sure I was not going to make it back to the car. I had a jacket, a rain coat, rain pants, hat and gloves. You learn …

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What Are You Waiting For?  Do Something!

April 28, 2017 / By Katie Hnatik Life gets in the way of living. We go to work, go grocery shopping, cook food. We do all the daily things and the days go by quickly, well, except for those hours in a cubicle, or office, or just spent beholden to employers. But once in a while, things get quiet and we see it all in slow motion. We look around, see a trajectory that maybe we’re not happy with entirely. But so many of us tell ourselves that this is how it is. This is our life. We’re happy enough. Well, we’re not unhappy. We’re happy spending time with our loved ones. Isn’t …

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Why You Need More Road Trips In Your Life

April 21, 2017 / By Chris Oudean I love road trips. They can be an extravaganza of roadside attractions and scenic vistas, or a perfect way to relax in the seated position while also getting a taste of the outside. It beats tv on the couch any day. It’s not just some box you view the world from, it’s you moving through the world. It’s way more entertaining! With the right Stash of goodies and a wild eye for adventure, roads trips can quickly turn into an epic experience. Road trips can be fun any day, through any season, and …

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4 Life Lessons Learned From Long Day Hikes

March 3, 2017 / By Katie Hnatik Hiking is awesome! It’s fun, full of challenges and it teaches us a lot about ourselves. Many of the life lessons learned through hiking can teach us things about other aspects of life. They make us more confident by helping us to realize our strengths. You are stronger and more capable than you realize. On a long out and back hike, worn out and sore, with a good distance left between you and your car or your shelter for the night, it’s easy to despair. Your inner voice may become an enemy, telling …