Wild Mustangs, OUTER BANKS, North Carolina

First published July 16, 2017 Updated April 24, 2020 https://youtu.be/e5TD_1uf0Y4 As part of a conservation program that started in 2001, wild mustangs--“North America’s first true horse”-- exist on the East Coast of the United States: evidence as early as the 1500s of what the Spanish colonists left behind in North America. An excellent example of … Continue reading Wild Mustangs, OUTER BANKS, North Carolina

Winter Backpacking Expedition: Crunchy Snow That Never Melted

Lessons Learned When Your Expedition Leader is Wrong Updated April 9, 2020 The following are some lessons learned and some experiences gleaned from a snow-filled backpacking expedition which happened right in the middle of January, in the mountains of North Carolina. During orientation--a few days before the trip--we, the participants of this two-night camping expedition, … Continue reading Winter Backpacking Expedition: Crunchy Snow That Never Melted

Backpacking with Strangers : A Great Course for Prepping

Updated April 9, 2020 For an Asian lady who is is approaching 50 years old, taking a four-week backpacking class is a big deal! It’s the third week of the class; the final exam is coming up. It’s a three-day, two-night, 52-hour backpacking trip, long enough of a journey that we cannot cheat. Once we … Continue reading Backpacking with Strangers : A Great Course for Prepping

My Excuse For Not Cleaning Up a Public Land

Updated April 9, 2020 At a nearby state park, a regular three-mile hike also involved a solo canoeing experience. This time, I went to the boat dock for the first time I have lived in the area and read the canoeing rules. The attendant at the dock asked, “Any questions?” I asked, “Can a person … Continue reading My Excuse For Not Cleaning Up a Public Land