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
Author: Sara Beth
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
In honor of the National Park Service’s 101st Birthday, my friends over at the Nature Tech Family blog decided to host another #FindYourPark photo challenge. I participated in the challenge on Twitter and wanted to share the my challenge photos with those of you who are not on the platform. Day 1 – “Astronomy” My entry for today’s #FindYourPark photo challenge is “peak” #SolarEclispe2017 here in Northern Virginia. #ParkChat #NoVA pic.twitter.com/YoqLy13qcp — Sara Beth (@InnerCompass) August 22, 2017 Day 2 – “Favorite Sky” The theme for the Day 2 of the #FindYourPark photo challenge is “favorite sky” and nothing beats a lack...Read More
This week, Park People is focused on sharing favorite parks and public lands. As this is such a hot topic, I had to break this topic down into several posts that will be shared periodically over the next few months. So if you already submitted and don’t see yours this week, check back soon! We have some great features coming up!! If you haven’t submitted, there is still time to contribute your favorite park or public land! Head on over to the Park People Participants page to learn more. Yellowstone National Park “Yellowstone is our favorite park! We have visited...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.