Twitter chats are an excellent way to network with like-minded people. I’ve been participating in various Twitter chats for a couple of years and have really enjoyed the connections they have brought into my life. If you have never participated in a Twitter chat, you can learn all about them in a how-to post I wrote a few weeks back. When you are ready to join a chat, I encourage you to check out one of the following outdoor recreation Twitter chats. Chat 1: #ParkChat Anyone who loves or wants to learn more about experiencing our national parks and public...Read More
Author: Sara Beth
Back my popular demand, this week’s Park People is the second installment of people sharing their favorite parks and public lands. This is an ongoing series, so don’t worry if your entry hasn’t been included yet. If you enjoy Park People and haven’t participated, head on over to the Park People Participants page to learn more. _____ Great Basin National Park Great Basin National Park is a hidden gem. The park is located in the middle of nowhere in Baker, Nevada (pop. about 60, not counting the park rangers) and it is not a hospitable place. Once you go up the...Read More
What is a Twitter Chat? At its base, a Twitter chat is a guided live online conversation held on the Twitter platform that is facilitated by the collaborative use of a single designated hashtag. These designated hashtags usually are created by combining the niche topic and the word “chat” (ex: #ParkChat focuses on national parks and #HikerChat focuses on hiking). Unlike general use hashtags, Twitter chats have a set day and time during which a live conversation takes place. Anyone who clicks on the hashtag can see current and previous tweets that have used the hashtag. When do chats occur? Most chats...Read More
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
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 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.