We all want our kayaking trips to be enjoyable. With a little forethought and knowledge you will be doing much better than blindly heading out . If you are new to the sport or thinking about renting some boats for your once a year trip then this post is for you.
I saw this FaceBook post last Saturday and had to Continue reading Kayaking – How to Have an Enjoyable Trip
We were backpacking along the hillside on the Turkey Run Trail in the Otter Creek Wilderness when we encountered one of the more challenging blow downs of the trip. This was an older tree that was across the entire trail. The position of the tree, the thick undergrowth on both sides and the steepness Continue reading Stinging Nettle
It was a beautiful day with the temperatures in the low 70’s and no wind so my oldest daughter and I headed to Fairport Lakefront Park for an evening of kayaking. This was a great night for kayaking as there were virtually no Continue reading Another Trip to Fairport
I moved to barefoot or minimalist shoes two years ago with a pair of Merrell ** Gloves. Sorry, I can not remember the name but from the first days I wore them I began to move all my shoes to barefoot style. I wore out my Merrell Reach Gloves about two months ago and replaced them with the Cypher Gloves. These shoes have been worn for everyday Continue reading Merrell Cypher Glove Review
It was Memorial Day around 6 PM and Scott and I were looking for somewhere to Kayak. We were considering Grand River Landing, Mentor Lagoons and F airport Lakefront Park. It was a bit windy earlier in the day so we were concerned that Lake Erie may be a bit rough so Continue reading An Evening Kayaking at Fairport Lakefront Park
It was a sunny Sunday afternoon with the temperatures in the mid 60’s. My daughter and I decided to take a quick kayaking trip on the Grand River in Painesville. To stay close to home we were debating between Grand River Landing or Mentor Lagoons. We chose Grand River Landing as it was closer and our time was limited.
We had three or four waves of storms Continue reading Sunday Afternoon Kayak
Tuesday was the first 70 degree day of the year in northeast Ohio. We had a brutal winter this year with many weeks below 0 degrees F and even as low as -13 degrees F. For some places that may not be bad but for us it has been a number of years since we had a winter that bad.
The nice day presented itself with the perfect opportunity Continue reading First Bike of 2014
I have been slowly accumulating gear over the last couple years to extend my backpacking season through the winter and on March 7 I took that trip this year with Jeremy. I debated on whether to call this a winter backpack since Continue reading First Winter Backpacking Trip