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!
In this modern age of technology that we are so fortunate to live in, there are some awesome camping apps you can download on your cell phone, and most of them are free!
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!