Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Backpacking in the Fall

 Summer officially ended and we haven't been on a single backpacking trip and my pack and boots are anxious to change that this fall. The leaves will change soon and standing on a ridge overlooking a red, gold, and brown valley would be splendid. Even better is combining that ridge line view with the up close view of an amazing waterfall or standing on the banks of a running stream will put the hurried world where it belongs for a few hours.  Where do you like to go this time of year?
Pictures are from our Backpacking trip in the Cuyahoga Valley National park last October.  We stayed over night at the Stanford Backcountry campsites after a day on the Buckeye Trail.  

Monday, September 10, 2012

Backpack with your spouse. What a concept!

Damien at shares this with us  My best backpacking partner is my wife, so this comes as no surprise.  However, if you haven't thought of it, you should.  We don't get to go out enough between the demands of work and the demands of our Boy Scout and Venturing Units, but there is nothing quite as much fun as hitting the trail with the one you love.