Rock Climbing and Hiking at Summersville Lake in the New River Gorge

Photo credits to Lindsay Resler (@lindsii_) and Tolin Hessell (@mrtolin). Check out Tolin’s Etsy store for awesome t-shirts and designs.  We left Wisconsin on a chilly Thursday night in mid-May. Planning to arrive in West Virginia by late Friday afternoon, we’d meet up with friends to spend the weekend hiking and climbing in the wider area surrounding … Read more

Winter Backpacking in Harriman State Park

As I mentioned in my last post, “What is a Microadventure?”, I am trying to get out on an adventure at least once every month this year. January is a difficult time to get outside because here in the northeast, its cold, wet or sometimes freezing. To get outside in the winter you also need a lot of cold … Read more

What is a Microadventure? Exploiting the 5-to-9

A microadventure is an escape from the ordinary in everyday life. With planning, practice, and a little bit of dedication, you can be camping on a hill tonight and at work again tomorrow. I first learned of the term from Alastair Humphreys, a professional adventurer and one of National Geographic’s Adventurers of the Year. I was looking for … Read more