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.

Trash Talk: Taking Responsibility for Your Litter
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Trash Talk: Taking Responsibility for Your Litter

Everyone knows not to litter. It’s selfish and bad for the environment. More than ten years ago, public service announcements made the rounds in television and radio despising those who litter. Littering soon became unacceptable within the mind of most people. “For generations, littering was more of a taboo than [...]

6 Key Elements for a Kickin’ Backyard Summer Soiree
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6 Key Elements for a Kickin’ Backyard Summer Soiree

It’s summer people. Chacos, music festivals, and outdoor dining are about and thank goodness. Who doesn’t like to go to the perfect little get together of friends, good food to share in laughter and spirited conversation? That’s right, everyone likes that sort of thing. If you have never thrown a patio party yourself, then [...]

Be the Light: Choices in Nighttime Backpacking Gear
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Be the Light: Choices in Nighttime Backpacking Gear

When 5:00pm on Friday hits, I’m usually punching the clock and heading into the woods ASAP to go camping. Most of the time however; after changing, grabbing my pack, stopping by the grocery store and then picking up a quick bite to eat on the way to Pisgah National Forest–the [...]

6 Car Camping Checklist Faves
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6 Car Camping Checklist Faves

Some people are strictly backpackers, others won’t hike more than 10 feet into the woods to camp and they’re armed with an arsenal of comforts. I say why not enjoy the full spectrum of camping? Sure, I’m super proud of myself when I trail hike in miles with just the things on [...]

The Trouble with Ticks
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The Trouble with Ticks

Memorial Day has come and gone, marking the cultural beginning of summer. Without a doubt ENOpians everywhere will be hiking, paddling, camping and hammocking as the warm season sets in. We’re all happy to be outside more during these months…just be sure to be weary of ticks! May is Lyme Disease [...]