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Get a copy of Tom Ryan’s book  Following Atticus by heading over to the Trail to Summit Facebook page! Entering is simple. Submit a photo of your four-legged friend on the trail and a winner will be chosen at random Monday, November 10th! Thank you for following Trail to Summit. Have a great weekend! Following

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I’ve been seeing some really hilarious (and always accurate) hiking cartoons on Facebook. I did a little digging to find out more behind the cartoon gal in Boots Mcfarland’s “adventurous outdoor-loving cartoon character”. Boots Mcfarland is Geolyn Carvin’s trail name. She is a Pacific Crest Trail section hiker and seems like a pretty awesome person

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The Icelandic landscape is vast, varied and ruggedly beautiful with geysers and hot springs, huge icecaps and glaciers, fjords and waterfalls. The dramatic scenery was shaped by volcanic eruptions and carved out by glaciers. Much of the island is uninhabited and unspoiled. I was fortunate to have spent twenty-six hours in Iceland during a layover

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