Hiking

Roaring Brook Falls, Connecticut

So this was a fun hike that JC and I did the other day. This little gem of a trail has been down the street from me practically my whole life and I just found out about it the other day. How does that happen??? Lol. If you look closely at the firs...

Appalachian Trail: West Cornwall to Dawn Hill Rd.

After walking about five and a half miles, we came to a part of the trail that crosses over Old Sharon Road #2 (not sure how many Old Sharon Roads there are, but apparently enough to be numbered). Old Sharon Road #2 is a quiet road that is heavily fo...

Arches National Park

On our drive from Colorado to Las Vegas, we made a slight detour to visit Arches National Park, in Moab Utah, which is one of the most beautiful places on the planet! We drove the scenic route and hiked a few of the shorter trails that lead to arc...

Diamond Head State Monument in Honolulu

Diamond Head State Monument in Honolulu is a really cool hike that brings you to the peak of an old military base offering up some of the most stunning views possible of the island. Having read that the trail is mostly paved, we didn't bother to pack...

Akaka Falls State Park in Hilo, Hawaii

Akaka Falls State Park in Hilo, Hawaii is a great spot to take a relatively easy hike through tropical terrain and to visit one of the tallest waterfalls on the chain of islands. The walk is paved, but there are a lot of stairs, and some steep inclin...

Volcano National Park

Volcano National Park in Hilo, Hawaii. Wow, what a cool experience - to see an active volcano with red hot magma bubbling in it's crater! We also got to hike by hot steam vents and even spotted Hawaii's state bird, the nene hanging out by the rim....

Mattatuck Trail (Route 63)

The blue blazed, Mattatuck Trail is about 42 miles long, running all the way from Wolcott to Bantam, Connecticut. Today, my dad, JC and I decided to park at the lot off of route 63 and just take a leisurely walk to Heron Pond. It was the perfec...

Kent Falls, Connecticut

It was strange seeing Kent Falls in Northwest Connecticut reduced to a tiny trickle of water, but a lack of rain this summer has unfortunately left the state in a bit of a drought. (According to the US Drought Monitor, Connecticut is at a level D2, w...

Steep Rock Trail, Connecticut

What a great day for a hike! Ok...maybe, I say that every day - rain, sleet, snow, or shine... But, that being said, today really was what most people would consider the perfect day for a hike. It was breezy and warm, but not too hot, and of co...