Author: Erling

Eureka 2XT Tent Review

Eureka 2XT Tent Review

As a Boy Scout leader, I have been doing some short backpack camping trips. I needed a small tent just for me and my gear. After much research talking to other campers and shopping on Amazon, REI, and similar sites, I decided on the Eureka Apex 2XT. After using the tent a few times, here is […]

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

I was expecting it to be hot when I went camping at the Grand Canyon in July. It was, but it wasn’t really that bad – as long as you didn’t go into the canyon. I stayed at the Trailer Village Campground on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. It is a great location. […]

Endview Plantation

Endview Plantation

I had a great weekend camping at Endview Plantation. This plantation dates back to the 1600’s and has a long and interesting history. It has been a tobacco plantation, military hospital, and battlefield. The current house was built in the 1700’s and is used today as a museum. The site hosts many events during the […]

Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park is an amazing place. Every national park has something that makes it special. Rocky is about high elevation. On a recent visit to the park, I camped at the Moraine Park Campground. At an elevation of 8,160 feet, this is pretty high. Though the park’s highest elevation is over 12,000 feet. […]

The Trail Quest Challenge

The Trail Quest Challenge

I just hiked at York River State Park over the weekend. It is a very nice park along the York river near Croaker, VA. That makes the second Virginia State Park visit for the year. Earlier, I visited Westmoreland State Park on the Potomac River. Both have nice trails and both have a fossil beach […]

Three Foot Envy Revisited

Three Foot Envy Revisited

About that three foot envy article I wrote a few months ago, just wanted to share an update. So, the idea was to go small, go now. And that is still pretty much the plan. But, we did not go with the smallest possible camper and tow vehicle. I really wanted to like the 23 […]

Officially Camping

Officially Camping

Well I am officially a camper. After years of doing tent camping with the Cub Scouts, I am trying a few new things. One is that we have a camper and have been doing some camping in state and local parks. It is pretty cool to be out in nature – hiking trails, swimming, taking […]

Planning

Planning

There are many approaches to travel. Some want to have a complete itinerary with every activity planned. Some prefer to wing it – taking their chances that good things will happen. I don’t know about you, but I guess I am somewhere in between. I came across a quote that summed it up pretty well. […]

Pondering Three Foot Envy

Pondering Three Foot Envy

It all seems so simple – buy what you want and need to do what you are trying to accomplish. But the next thing you know, you have been talked into something that is way over your head (and your budget). My last boat was great. It was the boat that I would need at […]

How To Travel

How To Travel

There are many ways to travel and many places to stay. Whether you want to see one part of the world or another; stay in a tent or resort; travel by car, plane, boat, train or rv; so many choices. As for me, I like being on the water and hiking on trails. Seeing all […]