Month: October 2015

Backpacking: The Manistee River Trail

I was fortunate enough to get out and spend the weekend hiking the Manistee River Trail (MRT) this past weekend. Located just south of Traverse City, this 11-mile trail is a prime destination for fall color change. The hiking, while listed as “difficult” on online sources, is fairly mild with relatively no elevation gain and […] Read more…

Conundrum Hot Springs: Four tips to beat the crowds

Conundrum Hot Springs is one of the most popular backpacking trails in Colorado, and for good reason. The trailhead sits a few miles from downtown Aspen and will make you forget city life in an instant. Ten miles of rolling trail, wild flower fields and log bridge crossings lead you to campsites surrounded by some […] Read more…