To promote camping at state parks, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources is offering free camping in almost all state parks this Thursday, April 18th. While you can walk-in and claim a site, you will probably want to reserve a camp site, which you can do at the Ohio DNR website, or calling the reservation line at 1-866-644-6727 just in case. Continue reading
Death at Corona Arch
On Sunday, a 22 year old tried to replicate the viral video called “The World’s Largest Rope Swing” at Corona Arch in near Moab, Utah. While the video is incredible, I have to say I’m very much against stuff like this, though not for the saftey reasons. Continue reading
Solar Eclipse Tomorrow, May 20th.
I can’t believe it’s been almost 18 years since the last solar eclipse was visible in the U.S. but as I think about it, I was in school playing with index cards with pinholes in them – and sneaking a peak at the sun because I didn’t really believe it would cause blindness. (I turned out OK, but I should also not recommend trusting your eyes to the judgement of a then young kid.) Continue reading
Once-famous Yellowstone trail no longer maintained
Scattered markers refer to the Howard Eaton Trail, but it is no longer maintained. A log-framed sign erected when the trail was dedicated on July 19, 1923, with a photo of Eaton on his favorite mount, Danger, and information about his ties to the park, was eventually removed and not replaced.
— The Billings Gazette
This camper doesn’t rough it when it comes to meals
Love this story – looks like I need to get more dutch ovens!
When he goes camping today, he looks more like a master chef than someone who just is searching for a quick and easy meal. He often brings three sizes of Dutch ovens, a cutting board, an assortment of meat, vegetables and fruits, various canned and boxed mixes, and plenty of charcoal.
— The Kansas City Star