Enchanted Rock – Hiking In Texas Hill Country

Today I was scared. After spending an incredible weekend with 600 like-minded women at the inaugural Women Who Wander Outdoor Retreat, I can’t resist an overnight stay in Fredericksburg, Texas on the way home to see the spectacular wildflower display. They say it’s the best in ten years. They’re not lying. The Willow City Loop offers jaw-dropping displays […]

Mind, Body & Nature: Reconnecting On the Trail

It’s February. The shock of transitioning from December’s freshly baked cookies and feelings of warmth to January’s cold offerings of kale and guilt is fading. Resolve for resolutions and goals set on January 1 may be fading too. So, what were those resolutions? Improve fitness? Reduce stress? Spend more time meditating or in prayer? What if I told […]

LeConte Lodge: On Top Of the Smokies

LeConte Lodge, Great Smoky National Park

If you live in the Eastern United States, chances are you’ve visited Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. You’ve probably taken a drive through Cades Cove in Great Smoky Mountain National Park. But do you know that atop Mount LeConte, the third highest peak in the park, sits a lodge accessible only by foot? That’s right! LeConte […]