September 6, 2017

After dozens of trips to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, I finally stood on the summit of Mt. LeConte. Hiking the Smokies has been a favorite on the family’s adventure list for decades. The old mountain range sits within an eight-hour drive from my home, well...

August 23, 2017

The turtle’s rear claws were flailing about and attempting to clamp onto whatever had a grip on its tail. The turtle’s powerful jaws were also looking for a target and freedom. My older brother seemed to be enjoying himself as I observed from the creek bank. I was the...

August 17, 2017

Have you ever flipped a boat? Then tread water and clung to your vessel until help arrived? I have. I’m passionate about adventuring, but that experience was a bit different. My boat rolling episode occurred about thirty years ago, but I remember it vividly.

The water’s...

August 7, 2017

A couple weeks ago, I introduced a teenager to the sport of fly fishing on a remote river in West Virginia. The young man learned the tricks to casting a fly quickly and after a day of river time, he brought his first fly-caught trout to hand. I’m not sure who was thri...

July 29, 2017

The mules seemed to be excited to head in to the backcountry of the Cranberry Wilderness of southeast West Virginia. Three of my friends and I were absolutely ready for the backcountry fly fishing adventure. The 48,000-acre Cranberry Wilderness is off limits to motor v...

July 19, 2017

The focus of trying out a new, full-face snorkel mask soon turned to the underwater scene before me. The coral reef was not radiating rainbow colors as I had expected. There were splashes of color but there were also plenty of gray and brown coral skeletons. Dozens of...

July 13, 2017

Hello and welcome to Adventures Found! You’re reading my weekly blog post on my new website and I’d like to include my message from the ‘About’ page here to introduce myself a bit more:

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Hello and welcome to Adventures Found! My name is Robert Loewendick and I’m an award-winning outdoors/travel writer and video producer based in Ohio. Please join me as I search out adventures of camping, backpacking, hiking, fishing, outdoor adventure travel, family travel, water sports, environmental issues, wildlife and wild places conservation.

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