I am Nettie, and I would like to welcome you to my website, https://lets-take-a-hike.com!My site features informative and helpful articles and product reviews on hiking and camping-related topics for someone just starting out on this journey, as well as the seasoned camper and hiker; basically, for ANYONE who loves taking a hike – and spending the night!
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HAPPY HIKING AND CAMPING, MY NATURE-LOVING FRIENDS!!
THE BEGINNING OF MY JOURNEY INTO THE LOVE OF NATURE
Looking way back to my early childhood, I can still picture it like it was just yesterday . . . . My parents would take me to visit my paternal grandparents. My Grandma and Pawpaw had this massive painting over their living room couch. This painting featured a dirt path leading into a lush green forest, totally engulfing the narrow dirt path like a giant hug from its Creator . . . I would just stand there, staring into this painting, desperately needing to walk right onto this path of beauty and intrigue . . . I HAD to discover just what was around the next turn, and where in the world would this path end up taking me . . .
Now, all these years later, with so many paths taken into the beautiful mystery of the unknown, I STILL have to know . . . just what is around this next turn, and where in the world will THIS path end up taking me . . . ?
Is there anybody else out there who would like to discover just where the next path or trail will end up taking YOU? Are you up for the adventure, and ready to begin?
here we go, Here We Go, HERE WE GO!!!
Hiking is one of the very best things you can do for your body mentally, physically, and spiritually, according to recent medical and scientific studies. The hiking experience is unique, research suggests, conveying benefits beyond what you receive from typical exercise. It oxygenates your heart, helps keep your mind sharp, your body calm, your creativity more alive, and your relationships happier. As if all these benefits weren’t enough, evidence suggests that hiking around trees may provide extra benefits. This is due to certain organic compounds that trees exude that boost our mood and our overall psychological well-being.
With ALL the benefits of hiking added to just the pure joy of spending quality time outdoors, enjoying a walk in nature, I KNOW that I am more than ready to do something awesome for my own body, mind, and spirit!!! Who is ready to go for a hike??? here we go, Here We Go, HERE WE GO!!!
Please feel free to leave any comments, suggestions, questions, experience, and/or advice you may have, and I will get back with you as soon as possible!
The “Dog Days” of Summer are fast coming to an end, and there is beginning to be a crispness in the air as the Autumn leaves are swirling around us. This is an awesome opportunity for you to consider taking your relationship with your canine companion a few steps further as you try out these hiking tips with your furry best friend. Hopefully these tips will help you become best hiking buddies for many years to come!
Berea is a small town in Madison County that sits at the edge of central Kentucky’s Blue Grass Region. It is best known for its art festivals, historic buildings and restaurants, and Berea College, its liberal arts college. The Forestry Department of Berea College owns over 8,400 acres of forests, and boasts almost 12 miles of trail networks, which includes 9 miles of hiking trails that run through Indian Fort Mountain, and is home to the famous East and West Pinnacles hiking trails.
Here we are, already in the middle of summer, and the highlight of hiking and camping season. Sadly, we are also in prime mosquito season. In this article, I will offer a few ways to help control these pesky insects while hiking and camping, so our outdoor adventures will be much more enjoyable!
When we set out on our hiking or camping trips, we all head out in a happy frame of mind, totally expecting to have an awesome time in nature. We never know just when some type of unexpected emergency or disaster will strike. While it is definitely not anything we want to go through, we need to have some camping and hiking survival tips and gear already prepared, for those “it can’t or won’t happen to me” moments.
After an awesome day of camping, hiking, and enjoying everything nature has to offer, nothing would feel much better than a relaxing hot shower. But here you are in the middle of the woods, miles from this luxury, right? Not anymore, thanks to some great camping upgrades, such as propane and battery powered hot water heating systems. Just imagine having an endless supply of hot water at your disposal – in the middle of nowhere!
Spring has sprung, and it’s time to shake off any lingering Winter blah’s and get ready to hit those hiking trails in ernest! In order to be totally prepared for a day hike, I have compiled a DAY HIKING CHECKLIST, below. If you would like information on how to prepare for an overnight or even longer hiking trip, please refer to my article HOW TO PACK YOUR HIKING BACKPACK CORRECTLY, listed on my front page, under Nettie’s Posts.
YAY – Spring is FINALLY upon us, and it is time to get outside and enjoy the beauty of the Great Outdoors! Now is the time to begin planning those awesome camping adventures, and in this post, we will talk about some camping activities that will get your whole family involved – and enjoy being part of!
This post is going to be different from any post I have written before, because it is based on a recent hiking adventure that my husband and I went on at Providence Canyon GA, otherwise known as Georgia’s Little Grand Canyon.