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.

Tread Lightly and Pack less
Outdoors Tips

Tread Lightly and Pack less

Hitting the trail soon? Whether you’re going for a weekend or thru hiking, it’s important to pack efficiently and light. From simply having quality light-weight gear to breaking your toothbrush in half, there’s plenty of light weight advice out there. When you start talking with other backpackers, you will receive [...]

9 Facts About Groundhogs and Their Big Day
Outdoors Tips

9 Facts About Groundhogs and Their Big Day

Whether you call them groundhogs, woodchucks, land beavers, or whistle pigs–every February 2nd these cute creatures have a big day . Punxsutawney Phil, the most famous groundhog, saw his shadow Sunday. So according to groundhog-day lore we are destined for six more weeks of hammocking in wintery conditions. But you ENOpians can [...]

It’s Friday, Ready to #HikerChat?
Outdoor+Travel

It’s Friday, Ready to #HikerChat?

Have y’all ever participated in #HikerChat? Once a week, Utah-based TETON Sports and North Carolina-based American Backcountry co-host a conversation about anything and everything hiking. While initially you might not think that the outdoorsy types are necessarily the most technological–think again. This growing digital conversation has become a rich place [...]

5 Ways to Survive a Snow-in
How To

5 Ways to Survive a Snow-in

So you’re snowed in. Your driveway is too slick to get your car out and conditions aren’t quite yet right for sledding. Don’t be so quick to grab the the chips and Netflix, there are still plenty of fun things to do inside with the added excitement of flurries piling [...]

Learn to Read the Clouds
Outdoor+Travel / Outdoors Tips

Learn to Read the Clouds

  Every avid hiker and backpacker has their own tips and hacks for surviving the outdoors. Most of us outdoorsy folks hit the trail more than prepared. However, a drastic change in weather is one of the top occurrences that can really turn a trip upside down. Unless maybe you [...]