It’s pretty common knowledge that park and public land lovers spend a lot of time on the road driving to their destinations. So this week I asked Park People what songs were on their road trip playlists. Each submission includes their favorite songs and why they love these songs. I’ve also linked the song titles in Spotify if you want to give them a listen. So, without further ado, this week’s Park People and their favorite road trip songs: R. Scott Jones’ Favorites I’m going to choose three somewhat oddball selections, each of which instantly remind me of hitting the...Read More
Month: September 2017
Overview Many people have asked what was happening with my ankle injury and I wanted to give everyone an update. For those of you who do not know, I injured my ankle earlier this year during a 52 Hike Challenge and have been under the care of an ankle orthopedist since early May. After non-surgical treatment for a few months, I had surgery on August 2nd, which did not go as expected. While I am sharing my experience here, this summary should not be considered medical advice, but rather a summary of my injury, treatment, surgery, and recovery. ;) Repeated Ankle Injuries ...Read More
About A Walk for Sunshine by Jeff Alt Each year, thousands of people start a thru-hike of the entire 2,000+ mile Appalachian Trail (AT) that runs between Georgia and Maine. The trek is a feat of endurance and determination that takes on average nearly 6 months to complete. Only a couple hundred people finish each year. Several of the 2,000-milers who finished have written books about their AT experiences to motivate and guide others. As you can imagine, many of the stories are similar due to the shared nature of a thru-hike on the same trail. However, each story changes based on the individual’s...Read More
This week, Park People focuses on participant’s favorite books about parks and public lands. Each submission includes why each participant considers their book to be a favorite. Also, each image is an affiliate link. My plan for Park People was to not include affiliates, but it was actually the easiest legal way for me to incorporate images. So, without further ado, this week’s Park People and their favorite books: Death in Yellowstone: Accidents and Foolhardiness in the First National Park by Lee H. Whittlesey “I downloaded Death in Yellowstone on my Kindle after reading about a Portland man who died...Read More
After a couple years in DC, I began to hear about people venturing to Maryland to take pictures in sunflower fields. However, it wasn’t until a few months ago that I started to pay attention after being bombarded with posts and ads about them on Facebook. After looking at my options, I decided that it would be to visit a sunflower field. So, I decided to take a few hours on the last weekend before my surgery to visit the sunflower fields at McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area. McKee-Besher Wildlife Management Area Background The McKee-Besher WMA is a 2,000 acre tract along River...Read More
About Sara Beth
I'm a gypsy soul from Driftless Wisconsin who is trying to stay grounded in the city by embracing my roots. My heart belongs to my Hubs and our slightly crazy dog, Rackers. Driven by a serious case of wanderlust, I enjoy afternoon drives, road trips, exploring national parks, and easy-ish hikes to waterfalls.