Hiking the Batona Trail in NJ

Batona stands for BAck TO NAture. Cute right? The trail is about 55 miles long through Southern New Jersey’s Pine Barrons & the Wharton State Forrest. Like the Loyalsock Trail, it’s a thru-hike that’s challenging but very doable. In fact, the Batona Trail is pretty easy hiking. It’s very flat, and the sandy soil andContinue reading “Hiking the Batona Trail in NJ”

Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek: Part 2

I’m breaking up my trek to Mardi Himal Basecamp into 2 parts (here’s part 1). To read about how we set the hike up & basics about the trek, check out this post. Day 3: Trek from Low Camp to High Camp In the morning, after another breakfast of eggs, bread, and porridge. we setContinue reading “Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek: Part 2”

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”