Spring Discoveries at Ft. Yargo

Note: This column was published in the Barrow Journal on April 30, 2014. This is a beautiful time of year for walking in the woods, and last week we had an especially fun hike at Ft. Yargo State Park. Besides the weather being perfect, we discovered wildlife, blooming flowers and a new trail. After studying … Continue reading Spring Discoveries at Ft. Yargo

Ft. Yargo State Park

Note: This column was printed in the Barrow Journal on November 15, 2012. Autumn is the perfect time for getting out into nature, and we residents of Barrow County can’t forget the treasure that is in our own backyard: Fort Yargo State Park.  At least 400,000 people visit Ft. Yargo every year, and aren’t we lucky … Continue reading Ft. Yargo State Park

Hiking at Harris Shoals Park

Harris Shoals Park, Watkinsville, Georgia Note: This column was printed in the Barrow Journal on February 8, 2012. Now that the boys are getting a little older, we’re ready to hit the trails.  My husband initiated a hiking ritual for our family, and at Christmas, he and I got some new boots to make it … Continue reading Hiking at Harris Shoals Park

Hiking 101: Getting the Family Into Nature

One of my best Christmas presents was a request from my husband that we buy ourselves some new hiking boots and begin to make hiking a priority and a ritual in this family.  Yahoo!  A mutual love of hiking was part of why I fell for my fella, and we used to go on day hikes … Continue reading Hiking 101: Getting the Family Into Nature