Articles written by: Carolyn Ellison

Carolyn Ellison

Weekend-warrior-backpacker, star-gazer, hammock seller, writer, iphone photographer, and festival goer living in beautiful Asheville, NC.

The Backcountry Chef Chronicles
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The Backcountry Chef Chronicles

  ENOpians looooove to get outside and go camping. And everyone has their favorite part of camping. For some it’s trout fishing, night hiking, river rock hopping. For others it’s building the best campfire or lounging in a hammock reading a book. For me, it’s cooking. I make plenty of exceptions weight [...]

You Can Lead a Hiker to Water: Filter Choices
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You Can Lead a Hiker to Water: Filter Choices

Water is the essential element to life! And that fact is no different when you’re camping. Sure, if you’re car camping you can bring all the water you need. But for those longer backcountry treks it’s important to have plan as to how you will attain drinking water when your [...]

10 Facts on Wild Yellowstone National Park
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10 Facts on Wild Yellowstone National Park

1. It’s a first Setting a global example, Yellowstone National Park was the first National Park ever declared in the US. established in 1872. Now more than 180 countries have 1,900 similar protected parks.                     2. Bursting at the Seams Yellowstone [...]

5 Free Travel Apps for the Frugal Granola Type
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5 Free Travel Apps for the Frugal Granola Type

Adventure Travel, for many, is becoming a desirable form of recreation and vacation. Whether you’re climbing the tops of fourteeners or surfing in hard-to-find  beach coves, many granola-types have embraced technology to help them get to their destination. Here’s some of our favorite apps to use on the road–or trail. What [...]

Take a Microadventure
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Take a Microadventure

“A microadventure is an adventure that is close to home, cheap, simple, short, and yet very effective.” Meet Alastair Humphreys, advocate for the microadventure. This adventurer could also be described as: blogger, motivational speaker, filmmaker, photographer and 2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year. Alastair’s main principle he defines and [...]