Map & Compass Orienteering in Frick Park – Dec. 1


Some of the most popular posts here on this blog have been about scavenger hunts - so we wanted to share this event from the Western PA Orienteering Club. This Saturday, December 1, 2012 the Western PA Orienterring Club is headed to Frick Park for their last event of 2012. Here are the details for the event from the Meet-up page: For the first time, Frick Park has been mapped into a standardized Orienteering (the sport) format, using map symbols and conventions that are specific to that … [Read more...]

Dancin’, they’re dancin’ in the street – Jam on Walnut 2012


Last Friday night I stopped by the WYEP Summer Music Fest - holy smokes - what a crowd - Pittsburgh loves an outdoor concert. Schenley Park looked amazing and the entire lawn was covered with people.  It was a perfect Pittsburgh summer night. Thinking about the WYEP summer Music Fest and all of the other awesome outdoor concerts... I just can get the song Dancing in the Street out of my head today... Callin' out, around the burgh Are you ready for a brand new beat? Summer's here, and the … [Read more...]

Snowing and Sled Riding in the ‘Burgh


Image via Wikipedia Before I get started,  there has been a pretty lengthy debate as to whether riding a sled in the snow is termed as sledding or sled riding.  Now, I never considered the term sled riding EVER to be incorrect since I’ve grown up in either central/western PA my entire life.  As soon as I went to college, though, things changed.  For example, here's a conversation I had with my friend from New Jersey: Me:              “Hey Brian!  Do you want to go sled riding with us … [Read more...]

Links Worth a Look – February 24th

Here are some links/articles/blog posts that are worth a look: The Banff Mountain Film Festival :: Byham Theater, Pittsburgh - The 2009 Banff Film Festival will be in Pittsburgh on April 10 and 11, 2009. Tickets are on sale now! Urban Velo #12 Preview at Urban Velo - I picked up a copy of one the past issues of Urban Velo and was really impressed. They do a great job with this publication, which covers lots more than Pittsburgh. I am looking forward to seeing issue #12 Peoples Cartel | We … [Read more...]

Links Worth a Look – November 1st

Here are some links/articles/blog posts that are worth a look: Encyclopedia Destructica - The Pittsburgh Craft Collective Blog highlights this business that makes handbound books and zines in lawrenceville. They also have public binding parties too - you can help to create their next zine. Nine Mile Run Geology Tour - This looks like an interesting look at Nine Mile Run. Sunday. Nov. 2 at 1pm The Buzz » Blog Archive » Welcome to the Berner Blog - I have been bugging Georgia Berner … [Read more...]