What the Appalachian Mountains lack in elevation and steep relief, they more than make up for with a
We call ourselves Team Hörst: my wife, Lisa, our two sons, Cameron and Jonathan, and I. While Lancaster, Pennsylvania is our base camp, we travel far and wide to rock climb on America’s finest cliffs. In the past five years we’ve driven our Jeep Grand Che
In a generation dominated by smart phones and social media users, it's no wonder parents have trouble getting their kids to unplug and go outside. Growing up, Boy Scouts introduced me to backpacking, rock climbing and whitewater paddling. This laid the foun
I love the mountains, but I was born in the water. Throughout my life, it has called to me. It beckons me to its cool depths; it relieves me from the weight of the world. [caption id="attachment_9187" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]
There are many milestones you look forward to as a parent — the first time your child smiles and crawls, their first steps, their first words…and the first time they click into a pair of skis. Then, you start dreaming of the day when you sit next to eac
When you think of snowshoes, you probably think of the small, lightweight, metal snowshoes that have grown in popularity over the past two decades. As a kid in the 80's and early 90's, I grew up snowshoeing, but I didn’t have the fancy snowshoes. No, I
I am a runner. I am also a twin mom, wife, sister, freelance writer, world-class competitive duathlete and nationally recognized triathlete. But, when people ask what I do athletically, I don’t hesitate to respond with “I run.” You may notice that “
Last month I took my oldest daughter for a hike on her day off from school. As we made our way to the fire tower on Bays Mountain, it struck me that it was almost six years to the day that my husband and I took her on her first hike. On the exact same trail.