Rachel Tand

  • Hike the Scout Trail at Oak Openings Preserve

    The Scout Trail at Oak Openings Preserve Metropark in Swanton, Ohio is an easy hike that covers a lot of beautiful ground! I love this hike and do it several times each season (REALLY recommend the fall for the gorgeous colors!). I am constantly s...

  • Summit Mt. Kilimanjaro via the Lemosho Route

    The Lemosho Route is one of the longest routes up Kilimanjaro (7 days) and is considered a little more difficult but very scenic, with ample time for acclimatization. You will need to hike with a tour guide - there are many great companies to choo...

    39 miles 12924 ft gain

  • Hike the Elk Range Trail

    This is an incredible and beautiful hike that is just off of Route 6 but feels a million miles away. Drive up Douglas Mountain Road for the west park access (and I do mean UP - it's a quick elevation gain), and you'll run right into the Centennial...

  • Hike the Buckeye Towpath Loop

    Plan to park at the Boston Store Visitor Center. From here, head west on W Boston Mill Road, crossing over the Cuyahoga River, where you'll pick up the Buckeye Trail just after the train tracks on your left-hand side. Follow the Buckeye Trail cros...

    7.85 miles 546 ft gain

  • Hike to Brandywine Falls

    CVNP only has one designated camping area with five sites, located behind the Stanford House. The Conservancy for CVNP runs the reservations, and they fill up quickly so plan ahead (I made my reservation about 2 months in advance, and it was the e...

    4.5 miles 300 ft gain