Boonsboro, MD: Our Appalachian Trail Proposal at Annapolis Rocks

Boonsboro, MD: Our Appalachian Trail Proposal at Annapolis Rocks

Andrew and I's proposal-aversary is on the 26th, so I thought it would be fun to share about our own adventurous proposal! Andrew proposed to me at one of my favorite places (ever) on the Appalachian Trail- Annapolis Rocks. The outcropping overlooking Boonsboro has a special place in my heart for a lot of reasons- it was the perfect place to propose. This is our story!

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Fort Loudon, PA: Laken's Woodsy Maternity Session at Cowan's Gap

Fort Loudon, PA: Laken's Woodsy Maternity Session at Cowan's Gap

I met up with Laken and Wayne at Cowan's Gap State Park in Fort Loudon, Pennsylvania for their maternity session. It was a perfect fit for this mountain mama-to-be and avid outdoors loving couple! Wayne loves to fish and they both love to hunt, so I knew the lake and woodsy feel would be a perfect way to celebrate and welcome their little girl! We spent the evening walking around the lake, laughing at Wayne's humor, and catching up on life. It was a perfect summer evening in the mountains of PA!

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Revisiting Panthertown Valley, NC: 10 Backpacking Lessons Learned from a Downpour

Revisiting Panthertown Valley, NC: 10 Backpacking Lessons Learned from a Downpour

Two years ago, I was invited on my first backpacking trip with my friend Elizabeth and her group of friends who visit Panthertown Valley annually. We had an amazing weekend full of campfires, "faint foothpath" finding, waterfall chasing, and of course, running from yellowjackets (you can read about that trip on the blog here). When a date had been set for the annual Panthertown trip for 2016, I cleared my schedule and began preparing for another exciting weekend in the backcountry!

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