A January Climb of Mt. Washington in New Hampshire

Climbing Mt. Washington is not for the faint-hearted, especially when you do it in January. The observatory at the top of the mountain has a small building with a staff that works to record wind speed and temperature conditions. In 1934, the observatory recorded a wind speed of 231 miles per hour. That record wasContinue reading “A January Climb of Mt. Washington in New Hampshire”

The Time I Went to the Grand Canyon and Just Looked at it

I wanted to go to The Grand Canyon since I was in 4th grade and read an “I Can Read!” book about a girl who rides a donkey down The Grand Canyon with her dad. I always hated her spoiled ass for complaining about how donkeys “smell.” This was before she even was near enoughContinue reading “The Time I Went to the Grand Canyon and Just Looked at it”

Solo Hiking the Narrows of Zion National Park

My journey to Zion National Park was fated by the alphabet. Having a last name like Wolfe is kind of a bummer growing up. My desk was always in the back right corner of the room behind this douchey kid named Patrick Wilson (not that Patrick Wilson). I always got my report card handed backContinue reading “Solo Hiking the Narrows of Zion National Park”

My Pre-Marathon Food & Exercise Log

This Sunday, I ran my first ever marathon! I really enjoyed the challenge of training and participating in this event. My time was 5:27:48. I didn’t meet my goal of breaking 5 hours, but I did meet my goal of completing the race, which is good enough for me. This is also my first raceContinue reading “My Pre-Marathon Food & Exercise Log”

The Loyalsock Trail, Mile by Mile

In this post, I break down the Loyalsock Trail into 25ths, providing a description of what your in for at each part of the trail. Check out my first Loyalsock Trail post for more general info about the hike. This list was derived by memory, and also by reviewing the Alpine Club’s Guidebook, which myContinue reading “The Loyalsock Trail, Mile by Mile”

How to Thru-Hike the Loyalsock Trail

There’s nothing like the sense of pride that comes with finishing all of something, and hiking a trail in its entirety is really something special. But it’s hard to do. If you’re anything like me, you dream of hiking the entire Appalachian Trail, but walking away from society for three+ months is difficult to pullContinue reading “How to Thru-Hike the Loyalsock Trail”

3 Steps to a Great Picnic

Picnics are so underrated. The simplicity is beautiful. Packing a lunch and a blanket and going to the park is cheap, low-maintenance, and has incredible pay-off. They are a great way to spend time outside with your SO, family, friends, or solo. But just as with most other things, preparation is key. The way IContinue reading “3 Steps to a Great Picnic”

Puerto Rico: An Outside Itinerary

I’ve been home from Puerto Rico for 2 days. In Philadelphia, the air is starting to get crisp, with just a few crunchy leaves sprinkling the ground. It’s one of my favorite times of year, but still I wish I was in Puerto Rico! It was too easy to get used to these views fromContinue reading “Puerto Rico: An Outside Itinerary”

Canoe Camping in the Paw Paw Bends of the Potomac River

The first time I ever camped, it was in a canoe. Since, I’ve camped from a car and from a backpack, and thoroughly enjoyed both, but canoe camping might be my favorite. Traveling by canoe offers advantages. You can pack much heavier than you would backpacking, but unlike with car camping, you can enjoy theContinue reading “Canoe Camping in the Paw Paw Bends of the Potomac River”