Author Archives: That Hiking Guy

About That Hiking Guy

I am an average guy with a corporate job who needed a little adventure in his boring life. I had been searching for something I could develop a passion for and one day, on a whim, I took my daughter on a hike in a state park. I enjoyed it so much I started researching other trails I could explore. This led to going camping and hiking almost every weekend for an entire summer. Now I am hooked and it seems there is no turning back. I want to share my adventures with others to inspire people to unplug from the screens and get outside to enjoy the natural beauty of this world.

Road Trip Preparations Series: Screens

I am going on an 18 day road trip out west in August and will be van camping almost the entire time. In this video, I show you my idea for making magnetic screens for a van at a relatively cheap price. 

You can watch the video here: Road Trip Prep-Screens

or you can watch below

Exploring a Secret Waterfall at Boch Hollow State Nature Preserve

My friend Jen and I took a day trip to nearby Ohio to check out a waterfall I read about in Backpacker Magazine. The picture of it in the magazine was just beautiful so I had to go check it out in person. I hope you enjoy the video.

You can watch the video here: Secret Waterfall Video

or you can watch below

Colorado 2017: Emerald Lake Trail, Stanley Hotel, and the end of the trip

In this last video, we go for a short 3.2 mile out and back hike to Nymph, Dream, and Emerald Lakes. We also visit the Stanley Hotel which was the inspiration for the movie “The Shining”

You can watch the video here: Colorado 2017 Part Four

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Colorado 2017: Estes Park Campground, Rocky Mountain National Park, Grand Lake, Adams Falls

In this video, we arrived at Estes Park Campground to stay for a few nights (cannot say enough good things about this campground by the way) and we explored RMNP, Trail Ridge Road, and Grand Lake. This was a few days of some pretty awesome adventuring

You can watch the video here: Colorado 2017 part three

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Colorado 2017: Buena Vista, Crestone, Naked Hot Springs, and Great Sand Dunes National Park

This is part two of my recent trip to Colorado. In this video, we find some amazing camp spots, my friends go to a clothing option hot springs, and I explore the Great Sand Dunes National Park

You can watch the video here: Colorado 2017 part two

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Colorado 2017: Roadtrip and Mt Elbert

This is the first video from my week long trip to Colorado. This one shows some of the roadtrip through Kansas as well as climbing Mt Elbert.

You can watch the video here: Colorado Roadtrip and Mt Elbert

or you can watch below

Alum Bluffs Cave Trail

One of the best hikes in the Smoky Mountains by far. Best views, challenging, and a lot of fun to hike. Check out the video here: Alum Bluffs Cave Trail

or you can watch below