What is Boondocking?
We bought our camper specifically for boondocking. Its been our favorite way to travel. But what exactly is boondocking? Is it different than dry camping? Or what about that moochdocking?
Winter Downtime for Hikers and Campers
For many outdoor enthusiasts, the cold winter months are a bummer. Its too cold to camp, trails are covered in snow, streams become ice. Winter doesn’t have to be wasted time though. In fact, its the perfect time to prepare for the next season.
France Park, Logansport, Indiana
We’ve been eyeing France Park since pictures of the lake started populating our Facebook groups. The blue lake has beguiled us and it was worth a detour home.
Finding the Stone Face in Shawnee National Forest, Illinois
Stone Face is a natural rock formation in the Shawnee National Forest.
Tecumseh Trail, Indiana
The Tecumseh Trail is a 43 mile moderately challenging trek through Southern Indiana. Its not especially difficult as the hills are not steep and water can be easily obtained. There is limited camping along the trail.
Hawthorn Park, Terre Haute, Indiana
Hawthorn Park has long been my favorite park in Terre Haute. I’ve ran laps around the lake preparing for the Indy Mini Marathon. I’ve backpacked the trails practicing for longer trips. The wife and I have enjoyed kayaking the smaller lake. There are a couple different playgrounds for kids (and they love them). The labyrinth […]
Garden of the Gods in Shawnee National Forest, Illinois
Garden of the Gods is a wilderness area in Shawnee National Forest with expansive views of Southern Illinois.
Camp Differently with Hipcamp
Camping in an established campground is fun and convenient. There is usually electricity and running water. Shower houses are nearby. Most have a metal ring ready for a fire. Growing up, this was the only way to camp. I discovered backpacking late in my teens and I loved the feeling of adventure. As a dad […]
Love the Outdoors? Want to Share That Love?
Hacking the Hike can only hike so much and we want to hear about your outdoor excursion. If you love the outdoors and regularly hike/canoe/backpack/kayak/camp or otherwise live your life outside, we want to hear from you. Readers, that means look forward to a future Weekend Warrior series. A lot of us work all week […]