Hey, thanks for stopping by! I’m Mike, and these are my stories. I’ve been on a mission to adventure more and hike often. I’m a weekender, so packing as much as I can in to 48 hours has become one of my favorite challenges. I’ve recently taken on two new travel quests to elevate my adventures including visiting all of the Texas State Parks as well as the 14 National Park Service units in Texas.

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Quick Stats

  • Named National Parks Visited: 19/61

  • Total NPS Units Visited: 36/419

  • US Treasured Places Visited: 44/478

  • TX National Parks Visited: 1/14

  • TX State Parks Visited: 15/104

  • 2019 Hikes: 24/52

52 Hikes With Mike

Follow along as I attempt the #52HikeChallenge Adventure Series this year. If you would like to join me on a hike, please reach out! I’m always looking for people of all skill levels to join me on some of my favorite trails or somewhere new together! The hiking challenge has really opened my mind to the thought of being outside as often as possible. Living in a huge city. where you must battle traffic to find nature, I decided I needed this challenge to keep me outdoors and to keep it fresh.

Quests With Mike

Follow along as I adventure around the state, and country, to find new and exciting places. I’ll be visiting state parks and National Park Units in Texas as well as varying public lands across the USA!

Life with Mike

Read through what is inspiring me, see photos of forests, skim over my unsolicited thoughts, and look back at some of my favorite road trip memories. Life has many angles and these are some of mine.

Nature Writing Challenge

Read my entries for a weekly writing challenge hosted on Twitter by Douglas Scott of The Outdoor Society relating to public lands and the great outdoors.

The Latest 'Grams

Mostly current events, I try to be an old-school Instagram user who shares life in the moment.


I send out an email with updates from the website featuring current posts, quest and hike updates, and maybe some photos of my super cute dog. I will never send more than three per month, promise!