Have you ever given much thought to where many of the place names for our mountains, rivers and other natural features were derived from? Contrary to what many hikers think–these place names are not of Native American origin (entirely), but of Chinook Jargon. Not an actual language, Chinook Jargon is a collection of several hundred words […]
Romano’s Hiking Tips No. 1 Ticks Ticks! They make my blood crawl just thinking about them crawling on me looking for blood! Just last week while hiking through a coastal forest in North Carolina, one managed to sneak into my car and another followed me back to my hotel. I once had one hitch a […]
Discovery Passes No Longer Required!
Note: This post was an April Fools Day Post! There is no such thing as Discovery Passes and DISCOVER PASSES are still required at state parks and lands. Here is the original post that duped so many- Barraged by thousands of confused hikers and campers on whether Discovery Passes are needed at trailheads, state officials […]