Asparagus Casserole is a bridge between seasons. Its creamy sauce and crispy top are all cold-weather comfort, but its starring ingredient, asparagus, is one of the first and happiest harbingers of spring. This healthy asparagus casserole is a springtime riff on my popular Healthy Green Bean Casserole. Like the green bean casserole recipe that inspired…
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Should You Waterproof Gore-Tex Boots?
Yes, but the do’s and don’ts of waterproofing breathable Gore-Tex boots and footwear might surprise you. I learned a thing or two I didn’t know while researching this article. Gore-Tex boots and shoes have a waterproof/breathable liner that vents water vapor into the leather or fabric exterior of your boots and shoes, where it can …
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The final countdown
Here. We. Gooooooo.
After months of pouring over spreadsheets, receiving incredulous looks from friends and family, occasional stress eating, and intermittent freak-out moments, we have less than three weeks before we begin two life-changing adventures: getting married and beginning our thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail.
Hi, I’m Kara.
A few things about me: my name is Kara Booms, I am 28 years old, and I currently live in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I’m a nurse, an aunt to the three cutest kids you’ll ever see, ...
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Into the Aleutians: Exploring the Forgotten Edge of North America
First week on trail ✔
Not going to lie, the first 100 miles from Campo to Warner Springs really sucked.
Waking up in rain in Campo and Lake Moreno, and camping in 5 inches of snow were not the idyllic first few nights I had envisioned. They were also incredible, but starting off in a winter storm was not how I had imagined beginning the PCT.
Our campsite near Mt Laguna
Pie makes all things better
The hike down from Mt Laguna had incredible views, ...
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Three Lessons Learned Before Getting On Trail
Widow Makers, Poop & Fire OH MY! A few lessons I learned before hitting the trail.
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One Last Shakedown in the Shenandoahs: Pre-hike Prep and Reflections
This weekend I spent two days on the Appalachian Trail to test out some new gear. I had been out that way just two weeks ago and it was brutally cold, but this weekend I began to see some hopeful signs of spring—wildlife, budding plants, and ample amounts of bear poop.
On Sunday I did an out-and-back from Hightop Mountain to Compton Gap—one of my favorite stretches—and I ran into a lovely section hiker named Disciple. ...
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