October 21, 2019

Rising above the mighty Ohio River is a formidable sandstone rock outcropping beckoning for Ohio Valley rock climbers. Located just one mile north of Hannibal, OH, the Kiedaisch Wall presents the most variability and is the largest sheer rock face in the greater Wheeli...

February 22, 2019

     How does one become involved with an adventure or extreme sport? You have to either take a class by a well-trained guide or have to go with a trusting friend or family member to expose you to such an activity. These types of questions came up on an ice climbing tr...

November 3, 2017

Flying saucers have been spotted in the Friendly City but, luckily, without the little green men. A college pastime has grown into a legitimate professional sport and a great asset to our park systems. Disc golf is growing by leaps and bounds, providing outdoor opportu...

March 23, 2017

My experience on the Montour Trail was a brief stint of my 420-mile journey from Wheeling, West Virginia to Washington D.C., but it was a rewarding one.

I joined the trail from the Panhandle Trail that originates in Weirton, WV. The Montour trail started with a beautifu...

January 2, 2016

With the abnormal warm temperatures in the Ohio Valley this December, it is hard not to have that desire to be outdoors. Making the best of this weather is an absolute must. Might as well get a jump start on those New Year’s fitness resolutions too. The holiday season...

April 2, 2015

Spring is finally here, and after our long, snowy winter, I know we are all eager to get outside. Geocaching is a great family activity or solo sport that uses technology that nearly everyone nowadays already owns. A handheld GPS unit or smartphone can get the family o...

March 18, 2015

 

While shopping at Walmart and trying to be health-conscious, I took a gander down the cereal aisle. I was shopping for my typical non-GMO, high-fructose, corn-syrup-free granola bars and a bottle of maple syrup. I was looking for real, and emphasizing REAL or NATURAL,...

February 19, 2015

  

 West Virginia trout-stocking is getting into full swing. It may be cold, snowing, and threatening hypothermia outside, but the diligent, passion-driven sportsmen and women are gearing up for this avocation. Trout-stocking begins in January or February depending on t...

January 9, 2015

 

The winter doldrums make it difficult to be active and even to get off the couch and go outdoors. For some people, including me, it is difficult to exercise inside the house. The weather tends to keep us inside and away from the bitter cold. Decisions have to be made...

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