Lake Scott State Park – Kansas

When I heard about Lake Scott State Park, my curiosity was peaked. The park was described as a surprising oasis amid the high plains of the prairie with archaeological remains, hiking, and abundant wildlife. We have wanted to better explore the state parks within a weekend-able trip, so we picked Memorial Weekend to make the…

Peachberry Granola for the Trail

Our backpacking trip to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is in less than a month. We pawed through our supply of backpacker food, and we finally, finally, will have eaten the surplus meals we made for our PCT hike two years ago and the remaining long-range-patrol meals my military-minded father gave me as a…