Tag Archives: hiking

Not Exactly as Planned: Memorial Day Weekend in Kentucky

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Natural Arch

Sometimes it’s good to get away for awhile. To see something new. To go somewhere you’ve never been before. That’s why Clarissa and I decided to spend Memorial Day weekend camping with a friend in Kentucky. We planned an awesome extended weekend at Lake Cumberland, and as the trip drew nearer we found ourselves growing more and more excited. Remember… Read more »

Current Events, Upcoming Adventures, and Technical Fixes

Current Events and Upcoming Adventures

Greetings Intrepid Daily readers! My publication schedule has been a little erratic as of late, and I appreciate everyone’s patience with me. I wanted to take an opportunity to bring you up to speed about what I’m up to, what’s going on, and what’s coming up. Current Events: Since completing the Great River Trail Trash Trek, things have been pretty… Read more »

Go Outside: Outdoor Attractions in the Quad Cities

Quad Cities Outdoor Attractions

Welcome to the Quad Cities! Three and a half years ago I moved to the Quad Cities from my hometown in Central Illinois. Though I’m not a¬†native, I have come to love it here; Whitey’s Ice Cream, local¬†beers, and the Figge Art Museum have all found a place in my heart. I’ll admit I’m still not the biggest fan of… Read more »

Great River Trail Trash Trek: All Geared Up!

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All the gear I'll need for the Great River Trail Trash Trek

It’s now officially less than one week until my departure date, and though I still have packing and shake down to do, I feel ready. In my previous update I outlined my itinerary, so as I enter the final stages of preparation I’d like to take a moment to introduce you to some of the gear I’ll be using for… Read more »

Update! Great River Trail Trash Trek Itinerary

The Mississippi River via the Great River Trail

Planning and preparation is coming along.
There’s still plenty to do, but I’ve got my schedule pretty well laid out.
I’m excited that everything is coming together, so read on for my itinerary!

Gear Review: The Cotopaxi Volta 35L Rolltop (Updated!)

Cotopaxi Volta out in the field.

Last year I reviewed my Cotopaxi Volta Rolltop. Now, with more experiences and insight under my belt, I’m updating that review.

Want to know how my opinion has evolved? Read on to find out.

Spoiler Alert: I still think this pack is excellent!

Announcing the Great River Trail Trash Trek

The Mighty Mississippi!

I’m hiking the Great River Trail this summer, and picking trash up all along the way. For five days and four nights, I’ll be walking the trail, camping nearby, enjoying the mighty Mississippi, and cleaning up all the litter I safely can.
Want more details? Please read on!

Wrong Turns and Strange Precipitation: Camping at Sand Ridge State Forest

Good morning camping at Sand Ridge State Forest

In early April I drove a couple hours south to Sand Ridge State Forest to spend a night alone in one of the back country camp sites. I got a little lost on the trails, dealt with some unusual weather, and had a wonderful time by myself in the woods. Read on for the full story.

A New Venture: QC Outside

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Take a Hike: My First Post on QC Outside

Introducing my new venture (and adventure) QC Outside, an outdoor activity blog on Let’s Move QC!

Honeymooning Part 4: Pathways, Roughlock Falls, and Rapid City.

In this latest installment of my Honeymooning posts, I share our exploration of two sites in the Northern Black Hills; Pathways Spiritual Sanctuary, and the Roughlock Falls Nature Trail. There’s also a few great bits about Rapid City in this post as well.

Gear Review: Ridgemont Outfitters Monty Hi Boots

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Ridgemont Outfitters Monty Hi Hiking boots

In need of a new pair of hiking boots? I’ve been sporting a pair of Monty Hi boots from Ridgemont Outfitters, and I’m telling you all about them here.