…is worth all of the steps to the top of the state park.
Out of all of the things to see in Pittsburgh, the one I wanted to visit the most was Point State Park and Fort Pitt. After all, this is the one place that has the most history – something that gets me in full geek mode – in a town that I was surprised to […]
Hiking in Colorado’s Roxborough State Park amongst the big, red rocks.
It’s entirely possible that I was one of only a handful of kids ever to grow up in Minnesota and not go to the headwaters of the Mississippi River in Itasca State Park. At least I don’t ever recall having gone to the park. I know I’ve traveled to Bemidji, Minnesota before to see Paul […]
Just a short drive north of Garden City and the Arkansas River, the border with Mexico in the early 1800s, sits Scott Lake State Park in Kansas, which is a great spot for fishing, camping, hiking and the like. Driving through the vast plains and farm fields of western Kansas it’s difficult to […]
The Black Mesa State Park and Nature Preserve in the panhandle of Oklahoma is the highest point in elevation in the state, which is not nearly as interesting as it may sound. I had anticipated spectacular views as I hiked along the mesas, likely an enjoyable way to spend an afternoon. I thought […]
New Mexico’s Clayton Lake State Park, just east of the Capulin Volcano, is well worth the visit south of state lines. But, I had very low expectations to start, thinking it’d just be a reservoir for boating and fishing. I must admit though, I was pleasantly surprised. To start with, boating and fishing […]
Colorado has had quite the mild winter compared to past years that I’ve experienced. Much of the front range is brown with a smattering of snow spots here and there. As such, I figured I ought to get out and take advantage and fit in a mid-winter hike. It seems like forever since I was […]