Meadow Run Ohiopyle State Park

My Favorite Outdoor Inspiration

Below is a compilation of my favorite quotes made to push us to get outside and enjoy the experiences the world has to offer, or just truly live an authentic life to the best of our abilities. Of course, Muir, Abbey and Emerson provide this inspiration, among others. John Muir Thought to be one of, if not the, most influential naturalist and conservationist in America. John Muir has been called “The Father of our National Parks.” I am also on...

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National Parks – A 59 Point Bucket List

There are 59 formal National Parks and a whopping 418 National Park Sites which include battlefields, forests, preserves and more. While I have been to a number of sites, the total is so overwhelming that I need to focus on the Big 59. Even then, seeing this list seems overwhelming. There are just so many that I haven’t even dreamed of. Have you gotten to all 59 National Parks, yet? How did you do it? Any advice would be much...

Ohiopyle Falls

Pretty Views in You Don’t Have To Hike To Near Ohiopyle

Waterfalls and scenic views in Western PA are plenty, but if you want to get away from the city, many of these destinations require some hiking or even trailblazing to find. And sometimes, you’re just feeling lazy but need some inspiration for your Instagram account. Or your grandma is in town and you want to show her all the cool places you’ve been. A trip to the Laurel Highlands is in store! And add 10 brownie points if the visits...

Hiking Ohiopyle State park

Only Hike 10 Into My 52HikeChallenge

It’s 19 weeks well into 2017 and I’ve walked only 10 hikes dialing in about 28 miles. I decided to enter the 52HikeChallenge last year and was also slow in 2016, ending at I think around 43 hikes. I am going to go try and hit the goal this year, and have plenty of catching up to do. Dialing in 6 miles on #Hike9 of our #52hikechallenge2017. A little behind but we’ll catch up this summer. ๐ŸŒฑ {2017 Total: 26.7} A post...

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I Ditched PA for Another Arizona Adventure

With a warm February behind us, I had begun to rebrand Christina Skis into an adventure and photography blog. Sunny and 65 meant no snow and mud skiing in the mountains of Southwestern PA (March is a different story). But, I will travel first and foremost, and with warm temps and no snow, I made my way back for another Arizona adventure. And I must say, Christina Skis absolutely LOVES Arizona. I had a conference in Scottsdale, and when there’s a work thing,...